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Overview 100,000,000 Deaths and Counting



A study on 25 of the most deadly dictators.

The portrait is a combination, a blend, of 25 faces of the most deadly dictators. Together they are responsible for more than 100.000.000 deaths: Mao Zedong, Josef Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Leopold II, Hideki Tojo, Hirohito, Vladimir Lenin, Pol Pot, Yahya Khan, Chiang Kai-shek, Nicholas II, Kaiser Wilhelm II, Ismail Enver Pasha, Saddam Hussein, Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev, Ho Chi-minh, Kim Il-sung, Mengistu Haile Mariam, Kim Jong-il, Yakubu Gowon, Muammar Gaddafi, Idi Amin Dada, Nicolae Ceausescu, Slobodan Milosevic and runner-up Bashar al-Assad. The portrait is inspired by Luc Tuymans' Der Diagnostische Blick IV (1992).