LOS ANGELES — A 6-inch-tall wall, complete with barbed wire and tiny American flags, was erected around Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star this week. A Los Angeles-based street artist who goes by Plastic Jesus set up this political statement piece on Tuesday, sharing photos of the sight on social media.
The wall around the GOP presidential candidate’s star, at 6801 Hollywood Blvd. in front of Forever 21 at the Hollywood & Highland Center, attracted quite a few photo-snapping sightseers.
L.A. Weekly first reported the mini-installation on Tuesday evening, attributing the work to Plastic Jesus. The artist on Instagram said “someone” built the wall, but also made available photos for download on his website.
Intensely focused on immigration, Trump has vowed to build a wall between Mexico and the United States. The Republican Party has embraced that plan, with Republican National Convention delegates on Monday approving a 2016 platform that codifies that support.
“The border wall must cover the entirety of the southern border and must be sufficient to stop both vehicular and pedestrian traffic,” the platform reads.
As for the tiny wall around Trump’s star, which was installed in 2007, it’s not clear how long it was in place. It was no longer there as of about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday.
Plastic Jesus has also created “No Trump Anytime” fake parking signs.