NYC Artist Erects 20-Foot Trump Statue

Colin Fredericson
By Colin Fredericson
August 9, 2018New York

An artist created a giant Donald Trump art installation on a New York City lawn.

Lobaido said his pro-Trump sculptures are made to counteract the Trump artwork meant to ridicule the president.

“All you see is big Trump sculptures, negative ugly stuff the big baby balloon in London,” said Lobaido, via PIX 11. “I’m an artist so this is my turn to show my side. I’m representing people who want something like this.”

The sculpture contains a towering Donald Trump with huge biceps and 2020, referencing the next election. The piece is surrounded by American flags.

Lobaido has his outdoor art piece monitored and protected from potential vandals. The sculpture sits on the lawn of one of Lobaido’s clients on Staten Island.

“He put up security cameras all around the house. We have a fence here. And everybody in the neighborhood is on watch,” said Lobaido.

The lawn security is meant to prevent a repeat of what happened to Lobaido’s last piece of pro-Trump artwork. His 12-foot Trump “T” statue was burned in 2016, during Trump’s election campaign. He rebuilt an even bigger one in response, SI Live reported.

“We’re going to keep coming back and it’s always going to be bigger and better than before,” said Lobaido, via SI Live.

The owner of the home the 20-foot Trump sculpture sits in front of is a fan of Lobaido and Trump.

“I love all his work; I have a ton of his paintings inside my house,” said Louie Liquori, via SI Live. “This is what I say to people who come to see this: No matter your political opinion, let’s put America first. Fly your flag.”

Trump won Staten Island in the 2016 election, with 57 percent of the vote. The other four boroughs of New York City went to Clinton.

Lobaido’s website features images of his work. He calls himself a “creative patriot.” American flag motifs feature prominently in much of his work.

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