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USA: Gallery removes controversial Trump artwork after backlash

3 August 2018
One Grand Gallery in Portland, Oregon removed a controversial artwork of Donald Trump from its shop window after receiving threats of violence.
Photo: A section of the controversial artwork / Rebekah Worsham Twitter

 

One Grand Gallery in Portland, Oregon removed a controversial artwork from its shop window that showed US President Donald Trump having his throat cut with a knife, after the gallery received threats of violence, KPTV Fox 12 Oregon reported on 17 July.

The graphic image includes the words “Fuck Trump” and was part of a group show titled Fuck You Mr. President, which opened 13 July. In its call for poster design submissions, the gallery said on Instagram: “We hate the president and want to let him know.” Proceeds from print sales will go to Planned Parenthood, the National Immigration Law Centre and the American Civil Liberties Union, it said.

Following strong public criticism and violent threats over the illustration, one of the gallery’s founders, who did not want to be named, took it down on 17 July. “People want the gallery to go up in flames with my family,” he told KPTV Fox 12 Oregon. A worker at an unaffiliated shop above the gallery also had threats on his life, the news network reported.

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