US President Donald Trump's life-sized naked statue sold off for $28,000

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 18, 2018, 10:21 AM(IST)

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A life-sized nude statue of the United States President Donald Trump in Los Angeles has been sold for US $28,000 at an auction. 

The statue was created by a West Coast anarchist collective which will be displayed at the Haunted Museum in Las Vegas and was purchased by Zak Bagan, a paranormal investigator and television personality at Julien's biannual auction in Los Angeles.

The clay-and-silicone statue is part of a series of unflattering depictions of a nude Trump with a pot belly set up by the activist artist.

In August 2016 - during Trump's then improbable bid for the White House - the statues appeared in public spaces in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Seattle and Cleveland, garnering international attention.

The four other naked Trumps - titled "The Emperor Has No Balls" were confiscated or destroyed but a few wound up auctioning for upwards of US $20,000. 

Next month, Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills will offer several of the group’s earlier works for sale to fund further projects.

Among the highlights is a jail cell they secretly built in Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York earlier this year to hold an actor impersonating the US president, which carries an estimate of US $10,000 to US $15,000, the Art Newspaper reported. 

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