Hanksy Hater Tags Trump Dump Mural on Orchard Street

Posted on: February 5th, 2016 at 5:19 am by
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Of all Hanksy’s recent output, his Donald “Dump” Trump piece on Orchard Street certainly struck a chord. Perfect timing, really. After all, it is an election year, and anything Trump is newsworthy. The presidential hopeful and star of The Apprentice is trying to insult his way to the White House. So his head sits on a fly-infested pile of shit.

Perhaps his reported loss in the Iowa caucus this week inspired a random hater to scribble over the popular mural yesterday evening. Or maybe it’s the age-old tiff between traditional Graf writers and street artists. Either way this is actually the first time it’s been compromised since Hanksy painted it over the summer.

“Given the traditional urban wall war between graffiti and street art it’s not surprising,” Hanksy says. “But hot damn. I thought we were all in agreement. Trump fucking sucks. It’s all good, though, part of the game.”

“By the way, I’m planning to head up to New Hampshire primary this weekend. Gonna try to start a (bowel) movement with that image.”

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Orchard Street, August 2015

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