A painting of naked Donald Trump that was banned from Facebook is coming to London

 
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The naked painting of Donald Trump that broke the internet will be put on display in London next week.

Artist Illma Gore's image "Make America Great Again" will be shown at the Maddox Gallery, Mayfair on Monday April 11.

The picture - which depicted Republican candidate Trump without any clothes - was so controversial that it was banned from Facebook in early March. Gore received a notice from the social media site saying that somebody had made a DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) notice against her - a measure against copyright infringement.

Another anonymous person contacted Gore and said they would take legal action against her if she tried to sell the painting, saying that only Trump has the right to the commercial use of his likeness. Although eBay auctions for the art have been deleted twice, they managed to reach about about $5,000 before being shut down.

Trump supporters also sent Gore death threats for making the work.

Gore posted the painting on a feminist Facebook group on February 10. It was then shared on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat - and it attracted the attention of the world's media.

Gore said: "Make America Great Again was created to evoke a reaction from its audience, good or bad, about the significance we place on our physical selves. Your genitals do not dictate your gender, your power, or your status.

"While it is obviously a great shame that I cannot exhibit it in the USA due to censorship...I am so excited that it will finally be exhibited in a gallery space where interested parties can come and see it 'in the flesh'. London has always had such an open-minded attitude towards art."

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