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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Auction Details for the Naked Donald Trump Statue Announced

Posted By on Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 12:57 PM

click to enlarge COURTESY DEE ZINGALE
  • Courtesy Dee Zingale
Do you want to own the naked Donald Trump statue?

Of course you do.

It can be yours (and you'll benefit public art in the Coventry Village Special Improvement District and Joshua "Ginger" Monroe, so a win-win) on October 26th when the sculpture goes up for auction. 

The auction catalogue goes live October 7, and a private preview for potential buyers will be held October 19 - 22 and 24 - 25. Bidding begins at 11 a.m. on auction day, with the final sale estimated to be in the $10,000 - 20,000 range. What makes this particular naked Trump statue so special, you ask? Out of the five placed around the country, it's the only one reclaimed by Joshua "Ginger" Monroe, the artist, after it was seized 24 minutes after being placed.

"When creating the pieces, it was important to me that a statue was to be left in the Cleveland area. It's exciting that my work can be used in this way to create lasting public art for community where the sculpture was placed," said Monroe in a press release.

So far the rest of the statues have either been destroyed, or claimed by private galleries and citizens.

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