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England’s statues are brought to life – with a bit of celebrity help

England’s life size statues are famously rich in history and tradition, but are rather less strongly associated with technological sophistication. That’s all set to change, though, with a series of British actors and personalities giving their voices to 35 statues across London and Manchester – all thanks to the wonders of 21st century smartphone technology. […]

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IAS Corp Unveils Matt Glenn’s Yussef Sauma Statue

IAS Corp hosted it’s 1st annual Summer Celebration to unveil a statue of company founder Yussef Sauma, taking place on Sunday August 17th 2014. The company’s chairman Suhayl Sauma speaks at the company’s 1st annual Summer Celebration to unveil a statue of company founder Yussef Sauma, Sunday. Youssef Sauma was an inspiration to the people […]

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Luc Robitaille to get Staples Center statue tribute

We’ve covered news about statue commemorations of quite a few sporting legends in recent weeks and months here at Big Statues, and there always seems to be new announcements of custom made bronze statues like those that we make ourselves. Well, the latest man to be immortalized in such a way is none other than […]

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Jim Thome celebrates MLB retirement with commemorative statue

Few big bronze statues have attracted as many column inches in recent days as that of a true legend in Major League Baseball (MLB), former Cleveland Indian Jim Thome. Indeed, the prolific power hitter – who played for five other teams and hit 612 home runs over a more than two decade career – signed […]

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Matt Glenn’s work to feature in Little League Baseball’s 75th anniversary

Utah sculptor’s work to feature in Little League Baseball’s 75th anniversary OREM, Utah — In June of 1939, a group of young baseball players stepped onto a field in Williamsport, Pennsylvania and made history. That was the start of Little League Baseball in the U.S., and this year marks the 75th anniversary. Now, the city […]

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Fate of Chesterfield Arts in the balance over horse statues sale

Fans of custom bronze art from across the United States certainly have reason to pay attention to the latest developments in West St. Louis County, Missouri, where uncertainty surrounds the fate of cash-strapped Chesterfield Arts. The organization is seeking to sell a pair of bronze horse statues on the Chesterfield City Hall campus to the […]

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Joan of Arc statue in Gloucester ‘desecrated’

Here at Big Statues, we believe strongly in showing the utmost respect to military statues. It therefore saddened us a great deal to hear of the “desecration” of an iconic war memorial of Joan of Arc in front of the American Legion post in Gloucester. The statue has been in its present spot for decades, […]

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Sumo great Taiho given statue tribute on island of birth

Fans of custom bronze sculptures everywhere will be intrigued to read that the latest legend to be commemorated in statue form somewhere in the world is the late sumo wrestler Taiho. A 260kg, 2.27-meter-high statue by Japanese sculptor Toshio Kamada has already been unveiled, and will be gifted to the Russian island, Sakhalin, on which […]

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​Little League Baseball turns 75

This season marks the 75th anniversary of Little League Baseball. I was involved with Little League 12 of those 75 years – four as a player, and eight as a coach on this very diamond, in Ridgewood, N.J. Like coaches today, we had to start with the basics: hitting. . . fielding . . . […]

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Gold Miner

Kneeling at the entrance of Auburn, California is a 45-ton statue depicting a Gold Rush era miner.  The miner is based off of Claude Chana, a prospector that struck gold in the area over 150 years ago. Chana, a French immigrant, traveled to California in the hopes of assisting in its settlement. After his discovery […]

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