The Wall of Lies

Wall of Lies Mural with People

The Wall

Wall of Lies color codingOn October 3, 2020, Radio Free Brooklyn erected the “Wall of Lies,” a 50-foot by 10-foot outdoor mural with the 20,000+ lies told by Donald Trump (so far) while in office, documented and fact-checked by The Washington Post. The project was conceived and executed by RFB Executive Director Tom Tenney and Bushwick artist Phil Buehler. Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to the work, the piece will remain at its current location at 12 Grattan Street in Bushwick until the 2020 presidential election.

On Sunday October 4th, the wall was visited by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) who also agreed to sit for an interview with RFB during the on-air live broadcast that was happening at the site at the time of his arrival.

In response to many requests for a digital version of the project, we have posted the interactive version above, which you can use to scroll, pan, and zoom in to see/read parts of the wall itself.

 

Update: October 22, 2020

The location of the new, 100 ft. ‘Wall of Lies’ in Manhattan is the northwest corner of Lafayette and Grand Streets in Soho The opening reception will take place this Saturday, October 24th, from 12-5pm, with a special performance by Israeli-American rapper Kosha Dillz at 2pm. We hope to see our friends, supporters, and listeners there and then! 

Update: October 19, 2020

We are pleased to announce that we have raised enough funding through our GoFundMe campaign to rebuild the Wall of Lies. The new wall, which will be located in lower Manhattan, will be 100 ft. long – twice as long as the original. The exact location of the wall will be revealed on this page on Thursday, October 22nd, at 5pm. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, October 24th, from 12-5pm, with a special performance by Israeli-American rapper Kosha Dillz at 2pm.

Update: October 8, 2020

In the overnight hours of October 7-8, the Wall of Lies was vandalized with Pro-Trump and white supremacist slogans, including “Vote Trump or Die” and “Stand Back and Stand By.” The latter was a phrase, directed at the white supremacist group Proud Boys, uttered by Donald Trump during the first 2020 presidential debate, and subsequently adopted by the group as a rallying cry. Rather than backing down, Radio Free Brooklyn has launched a gofundme campaign to have the wall resurrected. Please consider donating this project so we can rebuild the wall, and leave it on public display until the election on November 3rd.

 

 

Images from the opening weekend, October 3-4 2020

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