The images that told the story of Kavanaugh's contentious confirmation fight

A "STOP KAVANAUGH" sign is seen during a protest against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on October 5, 2018.

Washington (CNN)Brett Kavanaugh's face was plastered on utility boxes around Capitol Hill Saturday after he was confirmed, many torn up or otherwise defaced.

The trashed signs -- which said "Kava Nope" and were made by artist Tracie Ching in opposition to Kavanaugh -- were one of the defining images of the his confirmation, and a symbolic visual for the highly partisan fight over an especially divisive nominee.
Fifty-one percent of Americans did not want Kavanaugh confirmed, according to a CNN poll released Monday. But his popularity has grown among Republicans, and 49 Republican Senators and one Democrat voted to confirm him. Bruised, he made it through nonetheless.
Kavanaugh's confirmation struck a deep political fault line, and it was a story told often in images like the one of Christine Blasey Ford, eyes closed, swearing to tell the truth during her testimony. The opposite of Ford was Kavanaugh's angry and emotional response (which Ching made into a second version of the "Kava Nope" poster, "using the candidate's own facial expression and how he decided to reveal himself," she told Cover/Line).
    Before his final confirmation there was the sight of hundreds of protesters filling the Hart Senate Office Building in the shadows of "Mountains and Clouds," a towering, black abstract statue by Alexander Calder that sits in the building's atrium; of women in "Handmaid's Tale"-inspired outfits.
    Demonstrators begin to be detained by police personnel inside the Hart Senate Office Building during a rally against Brett Kavanaugh being confirmed to the Supreme Court on Thursday October 04, 2018 in Washington, DC.
    Outside the Supreme Court on Saturday, Miami artist Alessandra Mondolfi stood dead center in front of the building holding a "Stop Kavanaugh" stop sign. She spent 10 hours holding it in the same spot on Friday sto