Bid Now! Cleveland’s “Naked Trump” Statue auction to benefit public art projects in Cleveland Heights and the artist, Joshua “Ginger” Monroe
October 8th, 2016 by Angela Hetrick
Place your bid here. Buy a piece of history while supporting the arts!
The naked Donald Trump statue placed in Coventry Village as part of a national activist art piece is up for auction at Gray Auctioneers. The estimated price is $10,000 to $20,000.
Proceeds from the sale will benefit public art funding in the Coventry Village Special Improvement District (the neighborhood where the sculpture was placed on August 18, 2016 by American activist collective, INDECLINE), city-wide public art projects to be developed by community arts nonprofit Heights Arts, and artist Joshua “Ginger” Monroe, who created the pieces pro-bono.
Monroe is originally from Cleveland area but now resides in Las Vegas. In September, he traveled to Cleveland to liberate the statue from the Cleveland Heights Police Department, where it was taken after being picked up from outside Huntington Bank.
This the only statue recovered directly by the artist.
The auction catalogue is live now and the sculpture will be lot #1 in Gray’s October 26th auction. Online bidding is available now. Live auction bidding will start at 11am EST on October 26, 2016.
A private preview will be offered to serious bidders. Gray’s Auctioneers will display a life sized photograph of the sculpture in their showroom throughout the preview period.
Please contact Gray’s Auctioneers for additional auction details
Gray’s Auctioneers & Appraisers
10717 Detroit Ave,
Cleveland, OH 44102