How strong is your stomach?
It appears there are a roving group of street “artists,” who call themselves Indecline.
This group have descended on San Francisco, as well as four other locations (New York, Seattle, Cleveland, and Los Angeles) and deposited life-sized, grotesque nude statues of Donald Trump.
From the Washington Post:
“The Emperor Has No B—s,” as the project is called, arrives several months after the group covered stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with the names of African Americans who have been killed by police. In the past, the collective has also claimed responsibility for an anti-Trump “Rape” mural on the U.S.-Mexico border and a massive piece of graffiti art in California’s Mojave Desert.
The group’s latest project has been four months in the making and was inspired, in part, by “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” Hans Christian Andersen’s story about an overly confident leader without clothing, according to an INDECLINE spokesman.
For those who could stand the shudder-worthy appearance, it made for prime tourist-bait. After all, who wouldn’t want their picture taken with a life-sized, nude Trump?
There is a naked Trump statue in Union Square right now. pic.twitter.com/26bYxY4AwF
— New York City Patch (@NYC_Patch) August 18, 2016
Suggesting Trump is more of a (potential) ruler than a revolutionary, the statues also poke fun at the authoritarian tendency to erect large monuments in one’s likeness.
Unlike monuments of most political figures in cities across the globe, the Trump statues are far from flattering. They’re oddly shaped, lack one key element of the male reproductive system and dramatically play down another.
The eyes scowl, the mouth pouts and the veiny, almost reptilian skin looks like it was torn off a human-size frog and dipped in bronzer.
So, yeah. Pretty nasty.
At this point, I don’t know which is more disturbing: Naked Trump statues or Trump as nominee.
And that's the end of naked Trump in Union Square (pic: @kozu_kozu_u) #NYC #NBC4NY pic.twitter.com/01eLxBDw0c
— Steven Bognar (@Bogs4NY) August 18, 2016