Artist drops a limited edition print run of the New Zealand prime minister.
Todd Atticus has released a limited edition print run of his iconic artwork of the New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern. Announcing today on Instagram that the work was back for sale due to popular demand.
"Maybe it's because Jacinda Ardern's COVID-19 response is the envy of the world, or that for the last three years she's led New Zealand with her inspirational brand of compassion and kindness," he wrote.
Atticus originally created the Jacinda Stardust image in support of Ardern ahead of the country's 2017 general election, a campaign which saw the newly-appointed Labour leader turn the tide for her party. The Twitter post, featuring Ardern in the iconic cover artwork of David Bowie's Aladdin Sane album, referenced a recent jibe at her suitability for office by a political opponent.
The artwork has since been featured on merchandise and in the press the world over. Spain's El País newspaper recently ran with the artwork to highlight the spread of "Jacindamania" to Europe following Ardern's much-admired response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Only 100 prints have been made with the artist suggesting there won't be any more after these have sold out. "I really mean it this time!" he said.