Stormy Daniels isn’t the only one who’s seen Donald Trump’s junk. A couple of years ago, statues, best known as “Naked Donald Trump,” popped up in several cities. They were quickly torn down, but at least one survives, and it’s heading for the auction block.
Julien’s Auction says the sculpture is the only one that survived being vandalized or destroyed. In the summer of 2016, they appeared in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Cleveland ahead of the Republican National Convention there.
New York’s version popped up in Union Square and stood gallantly for all to see until city Parks Department workers unceremoniously tore it down.
The Department released an official statement proclaiming “NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small” (No Joke!), according to New York magazine.
The auction house estimates the statue, created by the West Coast anarchist collective “INDECLINE,” will sell for $20,000 to $30,000.
It’s not the first time the statue, known officially as “The Emperor Has No Balls,” has hit the market.
In a Los Angeles “Street Art and Contemporary Art” auction hosted by Julien’s in Oct. 2016, the naked Donald Trump statue sold for $22,000. The price was over the estimate.
The statue was inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen folk tale “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” which, of course, is about an emperor with no clothes.
A Las Vegas artist named “Ginger” made the statues. Hilariously, his day job is making making monsters for haunted houses and horror flicks, according to The Washington Post.
“I don’t expect these things to last more than 30 or 45 minutes,” Ginger said at the time. “But I would love to watch some irate 65-year-old Trump supporter try to take the thing down with his bare hands.”
Naked Donald Trump lasted about two hours in Union Square before Parks employees swooped in.
Speaking of hands, the statue’s are tiny, as is its genitalia.