Artist who created anti-Trump billboard receiving death threats

Phoenix billboard shows Trump next to swastikas, nuclear explosions

Fiorito added that she felt the dollar-sign swastikas were appropriate because they symbolise "politics and money and politics". She created a depiction of Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin's controversial relationship, but it was too easy to brush aside, she said. Back then, George W. Bush was in the White House, and Fiorito wasn't a fan. Fiorito posted on Facebook that she is expecting backlash and even "death threats" from Trump supporters.

Beatrice Moore, who owns the billboard on the city's Grand Avenue which is known for its art galleries, said it will remain there as long as Mr Trump is president.

A California artist put up her latest piece this last Friday; an anti-Trump billboard that depicts the President between a pair of mushroom clouds, framed with rigid dollar signs that resemble swastikas.

If you look closely, you'll see the clouds are shaped like clowns.

Before Fiorito's art was installed, the billboard featured a pro-recycling message.

She said: "I do feel like we are headed down a road of destruction and apocalyptic destruction". "I hope that people come together and unify and stand up against what I think is a very unsafe path that we're on".

"I moved here 1969 from Czech Republic, which was Communist at the time", Vlady Kristensen said. "People either love it or they hate it".

Many artists have found their own ways to protest against Mr Trump's arrival in the Oval Office.

Among the controversy around her latest billboard artwork, Fiorito found herself on familiar ground.

Others praised the artist and thought that this billboard was the ideal thing to do. "The plan is to have them up for one to four years", she says.

One side spells "Unity", using five hands to spell out the peaceful message in sign language. They think that this is a powerful statement and an expression of how many people feel.

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