Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2016 – 2:42 PM
A new piece of artwork appeared on a Los Angeles street corner today, clearly without the blessing of the Republican Party.
A life-sized statue of GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump — completely in the buff — appeared on Hollywood Boulevard near the Los Feliz area overnight, attracting plenty of attention from camera-wielding passersby.
The unflattering statue is one of several that appeared around the country, the apparent work of a group known as INDECLINE. Naked Trumps also showed up in New York, San Francisco, Cleveland and Seattle. An unnamed spokesman for INDECLINE told The Washington Post the statues are project titled “The Emperor Has No Balls,” inspired by the story “The Emporer’s New Clothes.”
“Like it or not, Trump is a larger-than-life figure in world culture at the moment,” the spokesman said. “Looking back in history, that’s how those figures were memorialized and idolized in their time — with statues.”
The Las Vegas-based artist named “Ginger” who created the statues has designed monsters for haunted houses and horror movies, and he told The Post he was more than happy to craft the Trump visages.
“Trump is just yet another monster, so it was absolutely in my wheelhouse to be able to create these monstrosities,” he said.
There’s been no response from the Trump campaign.