A statue of a naked President Trump, titled “The Emperor Has No Balls” has sold at auction. It’s the last of its kind from a series that popped up in cities all over the country in 2016. Brace yourself, it’s no Michelangelo’s David.
It depicts Trump’s ample girth and wide-haulin’ rear end.
Julien’s Auctions hosted the sale Wednesday night in Los Angeles. The Trump figure sold for $8,000 over its pre-sale estimate of $20,000.
The buyer is well-known television personality Zak Bagans, who hosts the Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures” and bills himself as a “paranormal investigator.” No word yet on Bagans’ plans for the statue, except to say it’s heading to Las Vegas where he owns the Haunted Museum.
Stormy Daniels, the porn star who says she slept with Trump, isn’t the only one who saw his junk.
The anatomically correct statutes went on view in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Cleveland ahead of the Republican National Convention there. Most were quickly torn down by park officials or vandalized.
The statue auctioned is the last of its kind and is undamaged.
New York’s version popped up in Union Square and stood gallantly for all to see until city Parks Department workers unceremoniously tore it down after about two hours on view.
The Department released an official statement proclaiming “NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small” (No Joke!), according to New York magazine.
The statues were created by the West Coast anarchist collective “INDECLINE.” A Las Vegas artist named “Ginger” made the statues.
Hilariously, his day job is making monsters for haunted houses and horror flicks, according to The Washington Post.
In a Los Angeles “Street Art and Contemporary Art” auction hosted by Julien’s in Oct. 2016, the naked Donald Trump statue sold for $22,000. The price was over the estimate.
The buyer offered the statute a month later on eBay, hoping to turn a quick profit with a buy-it-now price of $50,000. But it attracted no bids.
The statue was inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen folk tale “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” which, of course, is about an emperor with no clothes.
“I don’t expect these things to last more than 30 or 45 minutes,” Ginger said at the time. “But I would love to watch some irate 65-year-old Trump supporter try to take the thing down with his bare hands.”
Speaking of hands, the statue’s are tiny, as is its genitalia.
Ironically, Michelangelo’s David also has small genitalia. In ancient Greece that was considered a symbol of beauty and intelligence.