“I don’t believe I did anything wrong,” artist Illma Gore told the Daily News.“It’s my work and I’ll stand by it no matter what.”Gore, who is currently living in Los Angeles, painted the birthday suit Trump in February and titled it “Make America Great Again.”
She wrote this artist’s statement for it:
“Because no matter what is in your pants, you can still be a big prick.”The work became an instant viral sensation, and according to The Guardian, it attracted bids over $141,770 after it went on display in the Maddox Gallery in Mayfair, London this month.
But Gore said Trump’s legal team has tried stripping away her artistic freedom. She said his lawyers have called her twice threatening lawsuits over the hateful huckster’s right of publicity.
Besides legal wrangling, Gore said the painting has also brought her “threats of rape,” “detailed death threats” and stalkers at her home.
But the blowback hasn’t silenced her she said she has another painting inspired by the presidential campaign arriving next week, though she's keeping the dirty details under wraps.
She told the News: “I'd ruin it if I told you now