A group of anti-Trump artists turned a Trump Organization hotel room in New York City into an exhibit this week, complete with a President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by Boeing — Milley warns of 'Sputnik moment' for China WSJ publishes letter from Trump continuing to allege voter fraud in PA Oath Keeper who was at Capitol on Jan. 6 runs for New Jersey State Assembly MORE impersonator and live rats.
The prankster collective known as Indecline, known for its installations of nude Trump statues and provocative art pieces in cities across the country, reportedly snuck in the materials for the exhibit in suitcases without raising eyebrows in the Trump International Hotel.
A group of seven artists "trojan-horsed" the artwork and supplies into the hotel Thursday afternoon and worked through the night to complete the massive display, one member told Page Six.
"The People's Prison," a project dedicated to “celebrate the United States’ history of activism and protest," featured the impersonator in golden handcuffs and a "MAGA" hat inside a mock jail cell with rats and scattered McDonald's wrappers on the ground.
On March 29th, #INDECLINE checked into a suite at the Trump International Hotel in New York City. Over the course of 24 hours, our collective constructed an unauthorized, art installation entitled, “The People’s Prison."— IИDECLIИE (@indecline_) March 31, 2018
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The group let a select group of press into the exhibit for a short window of time to take pictures, which when published, would bring hotel staff and authorities "rushing up here and find a totally normal room.”
As the group installed faux-concrete wallpaper and paintings of "revolutionary figures" such as Edward Snowden on the walls, they stashed away the high-dollar hotel room furniture into the suite's single bedroom. The artists reportedly pulled another all-nighter to disassemble the project.
One nude Trump sculpture by Indecline, titled "The Emperor Has No Balls," is slated to go up for auction in May. The sculpture is one of the few remaining from the group's multicity display leading up to the 2016 election.
The West Coast-based group told Page Six that it considers Trump "to be the embodiment of every single unethical, arrogant American attitude that there is.”