Tamblyn asserted that the life-size statues of Trump that were placed in public in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cleveland, New York, and Seattle by the anarchist collective INDECLINE were far from artful.
“Body shaming is never okay, even when it comes to Trump,” wrote Tamblyn. “These statues aren’t art: They are a lazy, unoriginal concept, stolen mind you, from Illma Gore‘s painting which already made this exact same point earlier this year. This is wholly unoriginal and uncreative.”
Tamblyn is referring to the portrait of Trump that Gore, an L.A. artist, unveiled in February.
— Maddox Gallery (@MaddoxGallery) April 14, 2016
“Like it or not, Trump is a larger-than-life figure in world culture at the moment,” said an anonymous spokesman from INDECLINE to The Washinton Post of their project, dutifully entitled “The Emperor Has No Balls.” “Looking back in history, that’s how those figures were memorialized and idolized in their time — with statues.”
There is a naked Trump statue in Union Square right now. pic.twitter.com/26bYxY4AwF
— New York City Patch (@NYC_Patch) August 18, 2016
Read Tamblyn’s post in its entirety in the Facebook post below.