Since 1932, the Whitney Biennial brought emerging contemporary artists to the forefront of the creative community. The Biennial, running through June 11, hosts the best in American art, exploring racial tension, a tempestuous political landscape both here and abroad, and economic inequality. But also, stupid memes.
How to survey the climate of contemporary art without involving the inevitable internet intersection of Trump and cats? A photo by Daily Beast Director of Photography Sarah Rogers of her chubby orange tabby Hobbes is featured in the thoughtful essay Hair; Or, Notes on a Fine Metaphor for These Times by adviser Negar Azimi. The photo first appeared in The Daily Beast’s roundup of the internet’s #TrumpYourCat craze, during a simpler time.