One of the Last Surviving Naked Trump Statues Could Be Yours
You can display it in your living room or beat it to a pulp for roughly $30,000.
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Back in 2016, the anarchist art collective INDECLINE put up life-size statues of Donald Trump in the buff in five cities across the US, showcasing his impressive paunch, tiny mitts, and micro-peen. It only took a few days for the masterworks to wind up completely destroyed, either by some passionate anti-Trumper, a punk band, or a local parks department—but somehow, one of the monuments to the Donald survived.
Now, one of the only statues that's still in good condition is going up for auction, the Associated Press reports. Anyone with the strange desire to own a massive replica of Trump's naked bod will have a chance to bid on it through Julien's Auctions on May 2 in Jersey City, New Jersey, where the piece—made by the same artist who built that gold Weinstein statue—is expected to sell for $20,000 to $30,000.
Whoever purchases the thing will have to make some tough choices as to what they'll actually do with it. Sure, given its size, historical significance, and uncanny likeness to the president, it might feel natural to display it in a living room or perhaps a foyer, where guests at a dinner party could admire the nude Trump's prominent veins and nearly invisible dong.
At the same time, anyone who has a few grand lying around might want to buy the statue just to see it destroyed—and that's where things get interesting. Do you install it in a garden as a makeshift scarecrow, and watch as, day by day, Trump's body slowly succumbs to the elements and gets splattered with bird poop? Or do you just take it down in one go with a little bit of rage therapy?
Maybe someone will purchase it for a museum so that the pantsless Trump can live on and remind us of the divisiveness of his 2016 campaign, one that inspired naked statues of a future president and angry hordes hell-bent on tearing them down.
If you have $30,000 on hand, the choice is really up to you.
UPDATE 3/27 4:30 PM: In a statement to VICE, INDECLINE claimed that the statue being sold is a replica. However, a representative for Julien's claims it is an original that was formerly displayed in Hollywood. The headline has been updated to reflect this information.
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