Plastic Jesus built a tiny wall around Trump’s Hollywood star (and Mexico didn’t pay for it)


On Tuesday (July 19), Donald Trump was formally nominated as Republican candidate for the US presidency, and the Los Angeles street artist known as Plastic Jesus decided to produce an artwork to mark the event.

The artist, who has been referred to as “the Banksy of LA” and whose most famous works include road signs reading “No Kardashian parking anytime” and “No Trump anytime,” decorated Trump’s star on Hollywood boulevard with the candidate’s favorite architectural element: a wall.

A miniature wall to be exact, six inches high, complete with minute barbed wire, tiny “keep-out” signs, and even an American flag.

Hollywood sightseeers on the famous walk of fame were confronted with an unusual edition to Trump's Famous Star. Someone had built a 6" tall grey concrete wall around it. Complete with "Keep out" signs and topped with razor wire. The unofficial addtion to the icon star appeared early Tuesday afternoon, to the amusement of onlookers. There was no word as to who created the humorous installation. However the miniture wall was adorned with "STOP MAKING STUPID PEOPLE FAMOUS" which is believed to be the work of LA Street artist Plastic Jesus.
(Photo courtesy of Plastic Jesus)

Unlike Trump’s much-advertised wall, there is no reason to believe Mexico paid for this tiny replica, which the Associated Press reported was gone by the following morning.

Plastic Jesus isn’t the first artist to be inspired by Trump’s Mexican wall promises. Earlier this month, David Gleeson and Mary Mihelic created an installation consisting of a slice of wall right by the US-Mexico border, in Jacumba Hot Springs, California. The bill, the artists said, was sent to the president of Mexico as part of the performance.

A version of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's wall created by artists David Gleeson and Mary Mihelic is pictured next to the U.S. Mexican border in Jacumba Hot Springs, California United States, July 12, 2016.      - RTSHMTW
A section of the wall. (Reuters/Mike Blake)
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