A Giant, Gold 'Real Fake' Art Sculpture Now Lives In Front Of Chicago's Trump Tower

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Jun 28, 2017 7:58PM

Chicago's Trump Tower is being trolled for basically the umpteenth since the colossal "TRUMP" sign was hung on it in 2014: This time, it's a set of 5-feet tall gold letters that proclaim REAL FAKE in a lopsided font.

The art sculpture just across the river from Trump Tower was installed by artist Scott Reeder—and it's not a jab at President Donald Trump. Oh no, a City of Chicago spokeswoman told the Tribune earlier this week: it's meaning is "completely open to interpretation."

So now that that's settled, you can go enjoy the sculpture, installed Monday evening by the city's culture department, as part of the city's Year of Public Art project. Reeder, the Chicago- and Detroit-based artist, is represented by Kavi Gupta gallery, and he's been making art pieces that say "real fake" since long before a certain president coined the term "fake news" for news reports he didn't want to see.