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USA: $100,000 winky? Famed naked Trump statue goes up for auction in LA02:09

USA: $100,000 winky? Famed naked Trump statue goes up for auction in LA

United States, Los Angeles
October 18, 2016 at 02:53 GMT -00:00 · Published

The naked statue of the Republican nominee Donald Trump by collective INDICLINE, dubbed ‘The Emperor Has No Balls’ was put on displayed, Monday, at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles, as it goes up for auction on October 22.

The executive director of the celebrity auctions house Martin Nolan said that “people are already bidding on line” for the street art piece, adding that they had “even had calls of people who actually wanted to buy the statue before the auction.” Nolan added that even a Mexican museum had expressed its intention “to buy it, dismember it,” and display it.

The price of the naked Trump is estimated to reach between $10,000 and $20,000 (€9,088 and €18,177). However, Nolan recognised that it would be reasonable if the piece reach $100,000 (€90,088) due to the timing of the upcoming presidential elections. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the immigration support organisation National Immigration Forum.

The auction will also sell, among other pieces, a painting of democratic candidate Hillary Clinton by Knowledge Bennett named “Cojones” in which she is depicted heroically holding her crotch.

USA: $100,000 winky? Famed naked Trump statue goes up for auction in LA02:09
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The naked statue of the Republican nominee Donald Trump by collective INDICLINE, dubbed ‘The Emperor Has No Balls’ was put on displayed, Monday, at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles, as it goes up for auction on October 22.

The executive director of the celebrity auctions house Martin Nolan said that “people are already bidding on line” for the street art piece, adding that they had “even had calls of people who actually wanted to buy the statue before the auction.” Nolan added that even a Mexican museum had expressed its intention “to buy it, dismember it,” and display it.

The price of the naked Trump is estimated to reach between $10,000 and $20,000 (€9,088 and €18,177). However, Nolan recognised that it would be reasonable if the piece reach $100,000 (€90,088) due to the timing of the upcoming presidential elections. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the immigration support organisation National Immigration Forum.

The auction will also sell, among other pieces, a painting of democratic candidate Hillary Clinton by Knowledge Bennett named “Cojones” in which she is depicted heroically holding her crotch.

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