Alfred E. Neuman for President : A collection of works by John Stango

Artist’s proof is pleased to partner with the W Washington D.C. Hotel this October for the unveiling of Alfred E. Neuman for President. Join us Wednesday, October 12th, 2016, from 6:30-9:30 PM, for a memorable evening that will sure to be the talk of the town. Inspired by the 2016 Presidential Campaign, Stango has created a collection highlighting notable presidents, iconic political characters and all things Americana.

Named after the gap-toothed, goofy faced kid, Alfred E. Neuman, John Stango honors an iconic character of American history and journalism. Making his official debut in 1956 on the cover of MAD Magazine, Alfred E. Neuman appeared as a write-in candidate alongside the iconic phrase, “you could do worse, you always have!”. The 2016 Presidential race has been, safe to say, a crazy one and Alfred E. Neuman is the perfect embodiment of the American people’s sentiments.  Al Feldstein, the second editor of MAD, described the character of Alfred E. Neuman as someone with this “devil-may-care attitude, but who could maintain a sense of humor while the world was collapsing around him”. To this day, the symbol of Alfred E. Neuman resonates deeply within popular culture and the American people.