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A growing group of artists is hitting back against Ivanka Trump, with some even demanding the president-elect's daughter take their work down off her walls.

A collection of New York artists have banded together to protest Donald Trump through his daughter, with a campaign called 'Dear Ivanka'.

The colorful crusade was created by the Halt Action Group, which was founded by curator Alison Gingeras, dealer Bill Powers, Jonathan Horowitz, and a group of others associated with the art scene, Bloomberg reports.

'Dear Ivanka, we need to talk about your dad,' the group's website reads.

'Racism, anti-Semitism, misogyny, and homophobia are not acceptable anywhere—least of all in the White House.

'Steve Bannon has no place in the White House. Jeff Sessions has no place in the White House. Talk of a Muslim registry has no place in the White House.

'Hate has no place in the White House. We refuse to "wait and see". We look to you as the voice of reason.'

Other artists, many of whom have pieces in Ivanka's lavish apartment, have also chimed in on the issue.

'Dear @Ivankatrump please get my work off of your walls. I am embarrassed to be seen with you,' Philadelphia artist Alex Da Corte wrote on Instagram.

Ivanka had posted a picture on her own social media of her standing next to a Da Corte piece.

The Halt Action Group staged a rally on November 28 outside the Puck building in Manhattan - where Ivanka and Jared Kushner live.

About 500 people carried signs, chanted and held a candlelight vigil during the demonstration.

In addition to the protest, the group collected cards from people explaining why they are concerned about the president-elect.

'I am a Muslim-American immigrant and I don't feel safe,' one card read.

'You're scaring the hell out of women,' another said.

'Are you going to help anyone that doesn't look like you,' a card read.

'Your dad scares me... and so does your clothing range,' another person wrote.

The Halt Action Group's Instagram account has more than 15,000 followers.

Ivanka's Instagram is littered with pictures, many of which were taken inside her apartment, showing off her impressive art collection.

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