“How do you shoot the devil in the back?” asks the character played by Kevin Spacey in the 1995 movie The Usual Suspects. A similar question has plagued artists for centuries. If evil stops to pose for a portrait, what if you miss your shot, trivializing Hitler or turning Torquemada into a cartoon character?
What If You Trivialize Hitler?
The question has plagued artists ever since the Holocaust. At least one contemporary artist manages to pass the test.