In a new free exhibition at Hayward Gallery’s HENI Project Space Aleksandra Mir presents the Pre-Presidential Library. Mir displays for the first time a selection from her collection of NYC tabloid covers, compiled during research into the news media archives of the New York Public Library, covering the 15-year period between 1966 and 2000.
Mir presents a selection of covers she found with headlines relating to Donald Trump, which have been photocopied from microfiche and enlarged to almost two metres high.
The covers are dominated by stories about Trump’s business dealings, political aspirations or personal life, while world news, such as the possibility of nuclear war with the Soviet Union, are often given a tiny fraction of space. Also notable is a headline from 1999 reporting Trump’s intention to run as Presidential candidate for the Democratic Party.
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