Naked Donald Trump Statues Have Been Popping Up In U.S. Cities

Members of anarchist art collective INDECLINE have claimed responsibility for the statues.

August 18, 2016

Donald Trump's presidential campaign has seemed inexplicably immune to all attacks - both self-imposed and from the outside - this election season. But anarchist arts collective INDECLINE hopes to make a statement with their latest public installations: a series of naked Donald Trump statues that appeared in parks and town squares in six different United States cities early Thursday morning.


The project is titled "The Emperor Has No Balls" and was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Emperor's New Clothes" story. Earlier this year, INDECLINE covered stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with the names of black Americans who have been killed by police.

"Like it or not, Trump is a larger-than-life figure in world culture at the moment,” a spokesperson for the group told The Washington Post on Thursday. "Looking back in history, that’s how those figures were memorialized and idolized in their time — with statues.”

According to The Post, INDECLINE contracted a Las Vegas-based artist who goes by "Ginger" to design the statues. The naked Trump statues caused reactions in the cities in which they were placed, as well as online. See more pictures of the project below.

Naked Donald Trump Statues Have Been Popping Up In U.S. Cities