Updated: Santa Monica, Ca artist Karen Fiorito accepted a commission from Phoeniz gallery La Melgosa for a billboard dedicated to Donald Trump. The billboard is located near Grand Avenue and Taylor Street in downtown Phoenix.
La Melgosa commissioned Fiorito to do a similar anti-President George Bush billboard in 2004, when she was a graduate student at Arizona State University.
"I was given the opportunity to just say what I want," Fiorita told The Arizona Republic.
The result is a large billboard sign featuring a photo of Trump backed by two mushroom clouds typically associated with nuclear explosions. Swastikas on either side of Trump have been manipulated to look like dollar signs.
March 19, 2017 update: Beatrice Moore, owner of the billboard and a long-time patron of the arts on Grand Avenue, says the billboard will remain as long as Trump is president. As expected, artist Fiorito is receiving death threats on a much escalated level than when the Bush presidency billboard went up in 2004.
Read more about Beatrice Moore: Grand Avenue May Never Be Home to Fancy Coffee Shops and Cell Phone Stores, and That's Just Fine with Beatrice Moore Phoenix New Times