The Aussie artist behind the notorious Donald Trump nude/micropenis painting has been assaulted on a street in Los Angeles

ICYMI, this is the painting – it’s been heavily censored in the US, and an ‘anonymous person’ even threatened to sue. There’s some flaccid dick ahead (not a lot of it thoooooo), so NSFW warning and all that shit. 

Aussie Artist Behind Notorious Trump Micropenis Painting Attacked In LA

Illma Gore posted photos and details of her assault to her Instagram page, saying that the attacker yelled ‘Trump 2016’ as they punched her in the face. 

“Today I was punched in the face by a man who got out of his car and yelled, “Trump 2016!” in Los Angeles, just days after I returned home from London just down the road from my house. 

Though I encourage passion, opinion and emotion, especially though art, I think violence is disgusting. 

To live in a place where Facebook has given my address to an anonymous third party makes me feel like I am homeless again. This type of violence makes creatives feel like we live in a world where our individual creative input isn’t safe. 

I am sad that this is the state of our America right now. I am sad that Trump, and many of his supporters, don’t find words enough to express their opinions – they need walls, waterboarding and punches.”

Today I was punched in the face by a man who got out of his car and yelled, “Trump 2016!” in Los Angeles, just days after I returned home from London just down the road from my house. Though I encourage passion, opinion and emotion, especially though art, I think violence is disgusting. To live in a place where Facebook has given my address to an anonymous third party makes me feel like I am homeless again. This type of violence makes creatives feel like we live in a world where our individual creative input isn’t safe. I am sad that this is the state of our America right now. I am sad that Trump, and many of his supporters, don’t find words enough to express their opinions – they need walls, waterboarding and punches. @realdonaldtrump Please stop glamorizing and perpetuating violence. Make America Decent Again! #makeamericadecentagain No, they have not been caught, and the men drove off laughing. A detailed police report has been filed.

A photo posted by Illma Gore (@illmagore) on

She directly tagged Trump‘s Instagram page, asking him to stop glamorising violence:

“@realdonaldtrump Please stop glamorizing and perpetuating violence. Make America Decent Again! #makeamericadecentagain”

The artist said that the men involved haven’t been caught, but she has filed a detailed police report. In a second photo, she asks for any witnesses to come forward.

“Art is the lie that allows us to see the truth.” Pablo Picasso. I am not deterred by this. Thanks for everyone’s support. If anyone saw anything on La Cienega on Friday, please let the local authorities know. Black Honda Civic with a group of people in the car.

A photo posted by Illma Gore (@illmagore) on

The artwork, despite being removed by Facebook and censored in the US, is now up for viewing in Maddox Gallery in London, and Gore was also passing out posters of the image around Coachella

Photo: Instagram / @illmagore