February 20, 2017

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Rafael Esquer

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‘The Emperor Has No Balls’ by INDECLINE

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https://youtu.be/0cDrXGxX_Iw Suddenly, one day in the late summer of 2016, they popped-up in five cities throughout the United States — New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cleveland, and Seattle. Parks, street corners, and sidewalks were uglified with an unpleasant apparition: A grotesque sculpture of a presidential candidate. Naked, fat, monster-like, …

Suddenly, one day in the late summer of 2016, they popped-up in five cities throughout the United States — New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cleveland, and Seattle. Parks, street corners, and sidewalks were uglified with an unpleasant apparition: A grotesque sculpture of a presidential candidate. Naked, fat, monster-like, and showcasing a minute genitalia, like wild fire, the not-so-pleasing-to-the-eye sculpture became immediately viral. The August 19 action marked a milestone in performance art and art activism.

The mastermind behind ‘The Emperor Has No Balls’ is the American Activist Collective called INDECLINE. It is comprised of graffiti writers, filmmakers, photographers and full-time rebels and activists. INDECLINE focuses on social, ecological and economical injustices carried out by American and International governments, corporations and law enforcement agencies. INDECLINE is NOT an anarchist group.

“We started thinking a lot about how dictators and tyrants, all through history, were memorialized through statues,” says the spokesperson, who asked not to be identified as to protect himself against the potential legal action.

INDECLINE hired the artist named Ginger because of his experience as a horror artist. Mr. Ginger is a skilled sculpture who enjoys a successful career creating work for major-scale haunted houses. Rolling Stones Magazine writes “Using a Trump bobble-head as a reference – and a six-foot-five friend as a model – Ginger ran with it, incorporating some of his own touches, like the “droopy old-man butt” and a Masonic ring to symbolize the kind of power and connections one must have to achieve the presidency.”

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The Castro, San Francisco. Photo © SF Weekly

Check out the making of ‘The Emperor Has No Balls’ by Mr. Ginger in the video below. And…happy President’s Day y’all!

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