ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be selling copies of his “New York Tough” coronavirus victory lap poster that he unveiled Monday.
Cuomo advertised the sale in a tweet late Monday night reading: “The Sea of Division. The Boyfriend Cliff. The Sun On The Other Side. See it all for yourself. Pre-order the #NewYorkTough poster here,” with a link directly below leading to further sales details.
For $14.50 a pop — plus shipping and handling — Cuomo-sexuals and others can submit contact information to pre-order the old-school political campaign-style poster depicting the “Coronavirus Mountain” on the New York State government’s website.
“I love history. I love poster art. Poster art is something they did in the early 1900s, late 1800s, when they had to communicate their whole platform on one piece of paper,” a quote from the third-term Democrat describes ahead of order information details.
“Over the past few years I’ve done my own posters that capture that feeling. I did a new one for what we went through with COVID and I think the general shape is familiar to you. We went up the mountain, we curved the mountain, we came down the other side and these are little telltale signs that, to me, represent what was going on,” he continued.
Cuomo showcased the art during a Monday Manhattan-based briefing, getting into the nitty gritty details of the painting including quotes from the governor himself, a tiny mask, a nose with a swab sticking upwards and a stream with dollar signs flowing through half the mountain — signifying the crumbling economy.
The website says the 22-inch by 28 inch painting costs $14.50 plus shipping and handling fees — and is eager to note the state won’t be making a buck off purchases.
“New York State does not profit from the sale of this poster. Posters are being sold at cost,” the site reads.
The political poster is not the first of its kind — it’s the second in this year alone, and the fourth commissioned by Cuomo since he assumed office in 2011.
This past January he revealed a wacky, nautically-themed illustration that fetched $6,500, according to campaign filings.
The COVID-19 poster was also paid for out of campaign filings — the governor’s office refused to release the name of the artist despite multiple requests by The Post.