An artist has been threatened with a lawsuit if she sells a painting of Donald Trump nude with a small penis.

An artist has been threatened with a lawsuit if she sells a painting of Donald Trump nude with a small penis. [Patrick Greenfield – The Guardian]

An infamous nude of Donald Trump has attracted bids of over £100,000 after it went on display at the Maddox Gallery in Mayfair, London, last week, but the artist is being anonymously threatened with legal action if she sells it, due to its resemblance to the Republican presidential hopeful.

The piece by Illma Gore, titled Make America Great Again, depicts Trump with a small penis. It went viral in February after the artist published it on her Facebook page and has since been censored on social media sites and delisted from eBay after the anonymous filing of a Digital Millennium Copyright Act notice threatening to sue Gore.

The Maddox Gallery in London offered to exhibit the painting after galleries in the US refused to host the piece due to security concerns following threats of violence from Trump’s supporters.

There’s a reproduction of the painting at the link above. I haven’t put it here because nobody wants to see a picture of Donald Trump with his Carlos Danger hanging out unless they’ve been warned first.

Trump is abusing the law, with no apparent grounds for a DMCA claim. And sending thugs out to threaten people who criticize or ridicule the candidate is not how we’re supposed to do things in the USA.

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