The naked political art chronicles continue, but the target this time was someone other than Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Whereas many praised the naked Trump statue that appeared in New York City, a fight broke out in downtown Manhattan after 27-year-old artist Anthony Scioli put up a naked statue of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Similar to the naked Trump statue, the naked Clinton statue combines an unflattering rendition of her body with various political imagery, such as hooves on her feet and a banker close to her breast.
A woman identified as Nancy, an employee of the National Museum of the American Indian, took offense to the statue. Knocking the statue over, Nancy called the statue “obscene,” tussled a bit with Scioli and sat on the statue to prevent it from being picked up again.
“To put something up like this in front of my work place […] I shouldn’t have to see this,” she later told NY Daily News.
During the altercation, a woman in a hijab stepped on the statue’s head in support of Nancy. A small crowd eventually gathered, and onlookers took sides over the statue.
Insults were thrown and attitudes were tense.
Around 8:30 a.m., police ordered Scioli to take the statue down, as he did not have a permit to put it up. The artists responsible for the naked Clinton statue were not the same artists behind the naked Trump statue.