August 4, 1974 (Air Force One), 2011, Ink on Duralar, 22 x 30 ½ inches

Nixon resigned the Presidency on August 9, 1974, after announcing his intentions to the nation on national television on August 8, and flew back to California with his family, landing at MCAS El Toro.

“We were in Sausalito, and we went to this bar to watch the speech. There was a whole bunch of people there. And I remember because it was on the TV, and people started booing and everything, and it was weird ‘cause I thought, well, give the guy a break, just listen what he has to say.  I remember because, you know, all that Watergate came up beforehand, and I purposely didn’t vote for him because of that.  You already heard about it before the election, okay?  And it just got me kind of because you’re booing at him now, when he’s getting up, and for this guy that is like the epitome of horribleness for a man who really wanted to be remembered well in history, you know, it’s his lowest moment in his whole life, but if you were really upset by it, then why is he president in the first place? I felt a little sorry for him because I thought, boy, you want to talk about your lowest moment, that had to be it. That had to be it. “