- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 29, 2017

Chicago has installed a gold-painted “REAL FAKE” statue in front of Trump Tower, but says its intent is up for interpretation.

The 5-foot-tall statue was created by artist Scott Reeder back in 2013, but it went up at the northeast corner of Upper Wacker Drive and Wabash Avenue, right across from Trump International Hotel & Tower, just Monday.

City spokeswoman Christine Carrino told the Chicago Tribune that any anti-Trump sentiment gleaned from the statue is in the beholder’s eye.

“What’s wonderful about art is that it is completely open to interpretation,” Ms. Carrino said, coyly, according to the Tribune.

The sculpture, installed by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, was loaned to the city by Mr. Reeder and the Kavi Gupta Gallery.

Rachel Gonzales, a spokesperson for Mr. Reeder, told Fox News that the gallery did not have a say on where the art would be installed and that the locations were already set by the city before the pieces were chosen.

The statue, which will be on display through October, is one of five pieces selected for the city’s Year of Public Art.


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