A naked statue of Hillary Clinton appeared on the streets of New York City Tuesday morning, sparking a fight between the artist and a woman who deemed it ‘obscene’.
Created by Anthony Scioli, the artwork depicted Clinton with hooves stomping on deleted emails with what appears to be a Wall Street banker wrapping his arms around her naked body.
Witnesses said the statue appeared before 6am, and it wasn’t before long that an employee at a neighboring museum named Nancy toppled it over, the New York Daily News reported.
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Created by Anthony Scioli, the artwork depicted Clinton with hooves and a Wall Street banker resting his head on her bare breast
Outside the Bowling Green subway station, a woman named Nancy toppled the statue over, wrestled it away from Scioli (left), and sat on it to prevent it from being erected (right)
The statue, which credited Mini Master and Boogie Night Production with its creation, appeared outside the Bowling Green subway station in the city’s financial district before 6am, witnesses said.
With deleted emails scattered around her feet, the statue combined the harshest criticisms plaguing Clinton’s campaign, including accusations that she is cozy with Wall Street banks because she delivered paid speeches to banks like Goldman Sachs.
A National Museum of the American Indian employee who only identified herself as Nancy yelled, ‘This is obscene!’
A crowd gathered around as Nancy as she toppled the artwork, wrestled it away from Scioli, and sat on the statue to prevent it from being erected again.
One woman in the crowd tried to break up the commotion, telling people to leave it alone, while others shouted at Nancy for damaging the statue.
Nancy was on the brink of tears when she later told the Daily News: ‘To put something up like this in front of my work place…I should have to see this.’
Within three hours, the statue got the attention of officers on the city’s counter-terrorism unit, who ordered Scioli to take it down because he did not have the proper permit.
The artwork appeared two months after similar statues of a naked Donald Trump emerged in multiple cities, including New York (pictured), San Francisco, LA, Cleveland and Seattle
The artwork appeared two months after similar statues of a naked Donald Trump emerged in multiple cities, including New York San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cleveland and Seattle. They were all eventually taken down by city officials.
Commissioned by the anarchist collective INDECLINE for a project titled ‘The Emperor Has No Balls’, Joshua ‘Ginger’ Monroe was tasked with producing the five, life-size statues of Trump.