David Hollier Paints Kennedy with His Own Words: Presidents Day

Street artists and fine artist David Hollier has made innumerable portraits of political and pop figures in the last couple of decades – often with their own words, and often with stunning capturing of their likeness. Today on President’s day in the US, we give you John F. Kennedy.

The words with which the President’s features are created are lifted from one of his more famous speeches in April of 1961 given to the American Newspaper Publishers Association in New York. He had been discontented with the press coverage of the Bay of Pigs incident and spoke of a need for “far greater official secrecy.”

David Hollier (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Read the full text of the speech here.