An artist’s creation that can be said to be “an ironic view of what can be expected.” It’s perhaps the same logic where a couple kisses in front of graffiti depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, on the walls of a bar in the old town in Vilnius, Lithuania.
One of street artists in Lithuania has decked a barbecue restaurant with a poster in which Donald Trump is locking lips with Vladimir Putin.
Dominykas Ceckauskas, the restaurant owner, said on Saturday that the US Republican presidential nominee and Russian president both have huge egos “and they seem to get along pretty well.”
He further added that the image is “an ironic view of what can be expected.”
Mindaugas Bonanu, the local artist who created the wheat paste poster for the eatery in the capital Vilnius on Friday on the outside of the Keule Ruke restaurant— Lithuanian for “Smoking Pig” — used a text “Make Everything Great Again” — a play on Trump’s slogan “Make America Great Again”— with the picture.
The restaurant owner further elaborated that the poster was a nod to a 1979 photograph of Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev kissing East German ally Erich Honecker on the mouth — once a customary greeting between Socialist leaders. The iconic shot was later painted on the Berlin Wall.
The most fascinating part is that there have been no calls to remove the more than 2-meter (6 ½-foot) poster.
Well, can we have such political lip locks on posters across India? The laugh riot could actually turn into a literal riot here.