World leaders and excrement. It may seem like a natural association, no matter what side of the political spectrum you come from. One artist took it a step farther, though, and created a series of images of world leaders in compromising, if very familiar, positions. Sardinian artist Cristina Guggeri channeled sophomoric humor into this political and social series called Il Dovere Quotidiano, or “The Daily Duty.” You get the joke.
The images depict world leaders, including President Obama, Queen Elizabeth II, and the Dalai Lama taking care of “business” in almost disturbing detail. Not too much detail though, for which I think we are all grateful. The series has hit the web by storm, and, unsurprisingly, public opinion is divided over whether these images are funny and lighthearted or vulgar and disrespectful.
On the one side, Guggeri”s satirical series seems to be pointing out exactly what politicians and leaders might be full of. On the other, the series also reminds us that whether you love or hate them, agree with their policies or not, the leaders of the world are humans, too. They deal with the exact same, erm, stuff that you do.
You can see the rest of Guggeri”s work on her site (and no, it”s not all in this vein of subject matter), and on her Facebook page.