Sale of Naked Trump Statue to Benefit Immigrants' Rights Group

Sale of Naked Trump Statue to Benefit Immigrants' Rights Group
Sophia Kercher/L.A. Weekly

That naked Donald Trump statue that created a stir on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Feliz could be yours for $10,000 to $20,000.

That's the estimated sale price for the piece created by guerrilla art collective Indecline. Los Angeles–based Julien's Auctions says the statue will be up for grabs at its street art and contemporary art  auction on Oct. 22.

"A portion of the proceeds from the sale will benefit the National Immigration Forum, one of the leading immigrant advocacy organizations in the country, with a mission to advocate for the value of immigrants and immigration to the nation," the auction house said in a statement.

Naked Trump will join "coveted works" being offered at the event, Julien's says. Those include pieces by Banksy, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol and Shepard Fairey.

While versions of the statue also appeared simultaneously in New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Cleveland, the auction house says this one, rescued by Matt Kennedy of La Luz de Jesus gallery, is the only one that has not been destroyed or confiscated.

Kennedy took heat because the depiction of Trump is nude. Police reportedly asked that it be obfuscated or moved, but he refused.

Now you can see it for yourself before some lucky (or unlucky) collector puts it in their atrium. Julien's says naked Trump will be on display at its Westside gallery Oct. 17-22.


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