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Hero Newport Beach lifeguard could soon be immortalized in bronze

The surfers who routinely flock to Newport Beach in California may soon be greeted by a life size statue commemoration of one of the beach’s true heroes in recent times, the late lifeguard Ben Carlson, who died while rescuing a stricken swimmer last July. News of the possible statue of Carlson, who was just 32 […]

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Both of Oregon’s U.S. Capitol statues could be replaced

National Statutory Hall in Washington, D.C. may currently be home to two historic statues representing Oregon, but a state committee has recommended that both be brought “home” and replaced in the U.S. Capitol by two new sculptures. In news that will interest many of those considering custom made bronze statues from Big Statues, a four-member […]

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Fundraiser brings statue of Philly WWII veteran closer to reality

Friday night saw the holding of a beef-and-beer fundraiser for what was unquestionably a very worthy cause – a campaign to have a statue erected in Philadelphia of World War II veteran William “Wild Bill” Guarnere, whose experiences were immortalized in the hit HBO series Band of Brothers. Born in South Philadelphia, Guarnere lost a […]

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Call for statue of Sir Winston Churchill in town where he began career

The latest news related to custom bronze statues across the Atlantic will always interest us here at Big Statues, and our eye was certainly caught by the news of a campaign for a statue of the late, great former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Sir Winston Churchill, in the English town of Oldham, Lancashire. […]

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2014 gave Statue of Liberty best visitor figures since 9/11

The Statue of Liberty may be one of the most instantly recognizable custom sculptures on the planet, but it’s certainly not become over-familiar to the millions of people who pay it a visit every year. That was certainly well evidenced in 2014, which saw 4.2 million people visit the statue and Ellis Island, the highest […]

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Artist selected for reduced-price $200,000 Edison statue

One of Ohio’s custom bronze monuments in the U.S. Capitol in Washington is being replaced with a new statue representing the world-famous inventor-entrepreneur Thomas A. Edison. Now, we not only have news on the identity of the sculptor’s creator – Alan Cottrill of Zanesville – but also a new expected price, which marks a significant […]

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Library has lost owl statue returned 43 years later

We’re much like you here at Big Statues, in that we love to read stories of festive cheer as Christmas Day looms. One story that particularly attracted our attention in recent days concerned a Rochester man who returned a small marble sculpture of an owl protecting its babies to the library from which he had […]

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Brazilian beach that inspired “The Girl from Ipanema” gets Tom Jobim statue

Few life size bronze statues will be more popular among the residents of Rio de Janeiro than the one that has just been erected to honor the singer-composer who helped to immortalize the Brazilian city’s Arpoador Beach. That person is, of course, Rio native and bossa nova pioneer Antonio Carlos “Tom” Jobim, whose song “The […]

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Liverpool campaigners call for statue of legendary Beatles manager

If the city of Liverpool, England is known for just one thing on this side of the Atlantic, it is surely as the home of the legendary Beatles. Indeed, many an American visitor to the city will have encountered its various references and tributes to the Fab Four. However, if there’s one man who played […]

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Metropolitan Museum of Art unveils reassembled 15th-century statue

New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art may have more than two million works of art in its collection, but that fact provided little solace when, back in 2002, its marble statue of Adam by the 15th century Italian sculptor Tullio Lombardo crashed to the ground. The masterpiece shattered into so many pieces that much […]

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