A naked Hillary Clinton statue in lower Manhattan stood for less than three hours before someone tore it down. According to the New York Daily News, a 27-year-old artist erected the statue outside the Bowling Green subway station Tuesday morning. It depicts the Democratic presidential candidate with her hands in the air and her suit jacket flung open, a suited man that is apparently supposed to be a Wall Street banker reaching around her bare chest, and a pair of hoofed feet stomping on Libya:
Saw this coming out of the bowling green train station on my way to work. This election has brought the mean-spirited, nasty, wacky, strange, ridiculous nature out of people. Can anyone tell me WTF is motivation or message behind this (loosely called) piece of art (or 💩)? #newyork #nyc🗽 #brooklyn #4train #4line #bowlinggreen #bowlinggreenstation #newyorkdailynews #wallstreet #financialdistrict #abc7eyewitness #nbc4ny #news12bk #ny1news
The artist, whom the News named as Anthony Scioli, got into a heated fight with a woman who ripped the statue down. Scioli kept trying to put the figure upright, as the woman stomped on it and and even sat on it at one point:
The NYPD reportedly arrived around 8:30 a.m. and told the artist to cart the art project away. In August, an anarchist artist group, Indecline, installed a naked Donald Trump in Manhattan’s Union Square, and in other cities across the United States. The naked Trump didn’t last long, either — the Parks Department quickly removed it — lest people start thinking the naked-statue game is rigged.