Mexican artist Bosco Sodi builds wall to tear down in New York

A wall created from 1,600 handmade Mexican bricks appeared in New York’s Washington Square Park on Thursday — only for it to be torn down a few hours later. Mexican artist Bosco Sodi, 46, says he decided to build a wall destined for destruction in January, when President Donald Trump arrived in the White House. In light of Trump’s promise to build a wall along the US-Mexican border, Sodi set out to demonstrate “how when people come together, they can destroy any wall, be it mental, political, psychological or physical.” New York-based Sodi explained he came up with the idea while making bricks with local craftsmen in Oaxaca, Mexico, who told him about their experiences of illegal immigration to the United States.