The sculpture’s not new, but its placement is.
Several pieces of art will decorate the Chicago riverwalk this Summer, and one of those is a two-word sculpture titled “Real Fake” that now stands outside Trump International Hotel and Tower.
The sculpture, made by artist Scott Reeder back in 2013, is just those two words in big, bulky letters.
“The Chicago Riverwalk is being activated with several works of art this summer,” Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events spokesperson Christine Carrino told DNAInfo. “Optimal locations for art were determined prior to the selection of the specific artworks.”
We’ll just have to take their word on that.
President Donald Trump has called a bunch of outlets “fake news” during his run for the Oval Office and since he was inaugurated in January. The term, of course, implies that those outlets make up whatever they publish or that the specific stories are false. It was originally used to refer to organizations pretending to be news outlets spreading made-up viral “fake news” via social media networks. Whenever Trump goes on one of his “fake news” rants, he’s often upset about negative coverage and doesn’t offer proof that a story isn’t true.
The sculpture is reportedly on loan to the city of Chicago until October.