Group of Artists Attacks Ivanka Trump on Instagram: 'Get My Work Off Your Walls'
A group of artists has banded together to protest President-elect Donald Trump through his daughter with an Instagram campaign called "Dear Ivanka."
Members of the "Halt Action Group" are haranguing the businesswoman and mother of three for having the unmitigated gall to have racist/sexist/homophobe Donald Trump as her father, and one has even demanded that she remove his artwork from her New York City apartment. According to the Daily Mail, the group was "founded by curator Alison Gingeras, dealer Bill Powers, Jonathan Horowitz, and a group of others associated with the art scene."
"Dear Ivanka, we need to talk about your dad," the group's website reads.
"Racism, anti-Semitism, misogyny, and homophobia are not acceptable anywhere—least of all in the White House."
"Steve Bannon has no place in the White House. Jeff Sessions has no place in the White House. Talk of a Muslim registry has no place in the White House."
"Hate has no place in the White House. We refuse to 'wait and see.' We look to you as the voice of reason."
Other artists, many of whom have pieces in Ivanka's lavish apartment, have also chimed in on the issue.
"Dear @Ivankatrump please get my work off of your walls. I am embarrassed to be seen with you," Philadelphia artist Alex Da Corte wrote on Instagram.
Ivanka had posted a picture on her own social media of her standing next to a Da Corte piece.
The Halt Action Group staged a rally on November 28 outside the Puck building in Manhattan - where Ivanka and Jared Kushner live.
About 500 people carried signs, chanted and held a candlelight vigil during the demonstration. In addition to the protest, the group collected cards from people explaining why they are concerned about the president-elect.
"I am a Muslim-American immigrant and I don't feel safe," one card read.
"You're scaring the hell out of women," another said.
Still another card read, "I'm afraid of Mike Pence and conversion therapy on kids." My favorite simply stated, "I want an abortion!!"
One would be hard pressed to find such a collection whiny, adolescent angst outside of a college humanities class, but I daresay the Halt Action Group has achieved it.
Ivanka should do as these artistes say and take down their artwork. And every member of this petty, pathetic little group who sold Ivanka his art should be prepared to give her a full refund. But the promise of a refund seemed to be missing from their screeds, didn't it? Mr. Da Corte said he is "embarrassed to be seen" with Ivanka Trump, but he wasn't embarrassed to take her money, was he? And he wasn't embarrassed to demand that she take his artwork down without even offering to refund her money.