Last January 12, 2017, the first of the thirty Nasty Women art exhibits was opened in Knockdown Center, in Queens, NY. More than 700 female artists hung their work on walls. The show was spearheaded by a 12-foot-tall series of block letters that spelled out N-A-S-T-Y W-O-M-E-N, clearly playing on a Trump reference from the previous presidential debates. There are many pieces of art included in the show, such as a Trump voodoo doll by artist Sandra Koponen, a portrait of well-manicured middle fingers, a bracelet that is etched with the word UNGRABBABLE, a painting of flaming high heels, and more. All of the pieces were on display and for sale for $100 or less. Over 2200 people attended the event on its opening night. The show was able to achieve $34,950 from art sales, and all of these proceeds were donated to Planned Parenthood.
Angel Bellaran, the exhibition’s curatorial advisor, has been an active protester in many political issues in the past but says that she’s never witnessed anything as strong as this current wave of female activism.
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Below, you’ll see, from top to bottom: “Nasty Woman” by Naoko Tadotsu, “Pantsuit Nation” pins given to all attendees, “Trump Voodoo” by Sandra Koponen, “A good man is hard to find” by Courtney Andrews, and “Gold and Blond” by Brandi Twilley Gold.