Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Artist Behind Donald Trump Gravestone in Central Park Steps Forward

By Melena Ryzik
Mr. Whiteley said that he hoped the gravestone, which appeared in Central Park in March, would make Donald J. Trump rethink his legacy. Credit Molly Krause Communications
NEW YORK---It was the buzz at the door Brian Andrew Whiteley had been dreading for months. On Monday afternoon, a pair of police officers in plain clothes and a Secret Service agent appeared at his Brooklyn apartment. Mr. Whiteley, an artist, was nervous but not exactly surprised. On March 27, Easter Sunday, he had secretly dropped off his latest project in Central Park: a gravestone bearing the name of Donald J. Trump. The epitaph read “Made America Hate Again.” The stone was quickly removed by the parks department and confiscated by the police. [link]

Brian Andrew Whiteley, on Tuesday in Central Park, where his Donald J. Trump gravestone made a brief appearance in March before being removed by parks officials and confiscated by the police. Credit Benjamin Norman for The New York Times