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Thu Aug 18, 2016, 05:22 PM

 

Naked Donald Trump Statues Populate American Cities

An anarchist collective distributed the life-size likenesses in very public locations

In New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Cleveland, life-size statues of Donald Trump in the nude stand in public. They were placed there by the anarchist collective Indecline, which among other projects has also glued the names of black men killed by police officers onto blank stars in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Trump project is titled after a genital omission each statue shares, “The Emperor Has No Balls.” It’s an escalation of Hans Christian Andersen’s 1837 parable about a ruler so overconfident that he believes he’s wearing the world’s finest clothes, even when parading in the nude through his realm, beneath “his splendid canopy”—until a child breaks his delusion.


The artist who constructed the statues goes by the name Ginger and is a regular keynote speaker at haunted house conventions. He told the Washington Post, “When the [Indecline organization] approached me, it was all because of my monster-making abilities.” According to the Post, he spent 25 hours weekly since receiving the commission in April, and worked through 300 pounds of clay and silicone, to construct the statues. A video of the process seems to show at one stage there was a human model:

More including vid at link:

http://time.com/4458022/donald-trump-nude-statues/

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Reply Naked Donald Trump Statues Populate American Cities (Original post)
cali Aug 2016 OP
tblue37 Aug 2016 #1
LongTomH Aug 2016 #2
SheriffBob Aug 2016 #4
Chemisse Aug 2016 #6
Warren DeMontague Aug 2016 #7
malaise Aug 2016 #10
awoke_in_2003 Aug 2016 #12
MADem Aug 2016 #3
Warren DeMontague Aug 2016 #8
SheriffBob Aug 2016 #5
Chemisse Aug 2016 #9
OnDoutside Aug 2016 #11

Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 05:24 PM

1. This quote from a Parks department employee is great:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/18/nude-donald-trump-statues-new-york-indecline

When the Parks department removed the statue, this is the explanation they offered:

"NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small,” a parks department spokesperson told Gothamist

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 05:25 PM

2. ..............



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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 05:32 PM

4. funny, very funny

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 05:40 PM

6. No way! Hahaha!

I'll bet the employees of the parks department had a lot of fun coming up with that statement.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 05:41 PM

7. heh heh heh

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 05:52 PM

10. Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah hahahhaha

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 07:18 PM

12. Leslie Knope would be proud. nt

 

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Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 05:29 PM

3. The accompanying photo is "artfully cropped" ....

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Response to MADem (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 05:41 PM

8. The vericose veins are a nice touch.

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 05:34 PM

5. He's one buff dude

just kidding, yeech, puke.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 05:44 PM

9. I don't always criticize someone for their body appearance (in fact I make a point of NOT doing it)

But when I do, it's because they bragged about their penis size on national tv.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 06:12 PM

11. IF ONLY someone with a white coat and medical equipment turned up and performed a MEDICAL on the

Trump statue....film it and get it up on line with the test "scores" ridiculing him further

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