Naked Donald Trump statue toppled as NYC Parks stands against ‘unpermitted erections'
The statue went up in Union Square, but quickly came down again
Published 19/08/2016 | 07:31
In Union Square, one of the busiest areas in Manhattan, commuters may have been surprised to see a naked statue of Donald Trump in their midst
The statue, large, veiny and pale, was created by artist group INDECLINE, who reportedly placed similar statues around the country on Thursday morning, as reported by the Washington Post.
The New York model lasted two hours before it was toppled just after 1pm by the city’s Parks Department.
Passers-by reportedly booed the officials.
Amo a la gente que hace esto. «A nude statue of Donald Trump appeared in Union Square today». pic.twitter.com/7nMXLm5mA6— Gio (@eleseguey) August 18, 2016
Department spokesman Sam Biederman said in a statement: “NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small.”
One bystander reportedly tried to grab a part of the left foot before the government department took the whole body down.
The sculptor, a Las Vegas based artist called Ginger, said the statues are as anatomically correct as possible.
He told the Post that he usually makes monsters for haunted houses and horror films.
“I don’t expect these things to last more than 30 or 45 minutes,” Ginger said.
“But I would love to watch some irate 65-year-old Trump supporter try to take the thing down with his bare hands.”
It is called “The Emperor Has No Balls”, a play on the short story “The Emperor Has No Clothes”.
Other statues were placed in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cleveland and Seattle.