Hanksy’s ‘Dump Trump’ Mural on Orchard Street was Just Erased
Arguably the most popular and perennially photographed Hanksy mural is now history. The “Dump Trump” piece on Orchard Street, in which His Excellency’s head sits atop a pile of shit, was reportedly ordered erased by the building’s owners. The whitewash happened earlier this afternoon; it was a surprise.
Most striking about this mural was that it managed to remain remarkably pristine for over a year. Haters were largely kept at bay.
When reached for comment, street artist Hanksy said he was unaware the buff job was happening.
What started as just another funny Hanksy mural when Trump announced his candidacy in summer 2015 became a rallying cry against the man during the campaign. The artist and his supporters organized both locally and nationally, and traveled to several key primaries. They were even even called out by Trump for seizing the moment with a “picture of a potato.”