Statues portraying a life-sized, nude Donald Trump have surfaced in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Cleveland, briefly providing each city with a new, very gross tourist attraction. (The New York City one was gone by 1:15 p.m.)
The "anarchist collective" behind the statues, INDECLINE, say that their work was inspired in part by the Hans Christian Andersen story "The Emperor’s New Clothes." They call the series "The Emperor Has No Balls." (This does indeed appear to be the case with regards to the statues, as several moderately NSFW photos display.) The statues themselves were sculpted by artist Ginger, who used 300 pounds of clay and silicone and had to Google things like "saggy old man butt." Giving Trump his signature "constipated look" was reportedly the most difficult part. "He has a very distinct little mouth," said Ginger.
Union Square, New York City
Los Feliz, Los Angeles
Castro District, San Francisco
SF got a naked Trump statue, too https://t.co/PQXyRLN4C3— Jessica Misener (@jessmisener) August 18, 2016
• These protesters wanted to humiliate ‘Emperor’ Trump. So they took off his clothes. [The Washington Post]