This portrait of Hubert H Humphrey is now appearing at the Salvage Vanguard Theater Gallery in Austin, Texas as part of the ‘Presidential Losers' exhibition.
The show opened this weekend and is being held in conjunction with Gnap! Theatre Projects upcoming 44 Plays for 44 Presidents stage production which will be opening at the Theatre on October 5th. It features 75 portraits, one of every contender who ever lost the U.S. Presidential Election.
My contribution, Hubert H. Humphrey lost the the 1968 election to that that delightful character Richard Nixon. Humphrey was also Lyndon Johnson’s VP, and “Hubert who?” was allegedly Johnson's response when, because he was unable to attend Winston Churchill’s funeral, an advisor suggested he send Hubert along as his representative. Humphrey did not attend the funeral. The other quote is from HHH himself, and seemed appropriate considering the forgettable outcome of his Presidential ambitions.