The city of Chicago’s year-long art project just installed a gold statue in front of Trump Tower that says “REAL FAKE.”
— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) June 28, 2017
The 5-foot statue is on loan from artist Scott Reed as part of the city’s Year of Public Art. The city says that the installation is not a comment on President Trump, but city spokeswoman Christine Carrino added “What’s wonderful about art is that it is completely open to interpretation.”
The statue is one of 5 projects being installed along the Chicago Riverwalk. Carrino declined to say who decided to place Reed’s statue in a spot where tourists often take rude selfies directed at Trump.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has declined to comment on the statue, though he has expressed his distaste for the “TRUMP” sign on the side of the tower before, calling it “awful” and “in very poor taste.”
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