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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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United States-Japan Girl Scout Friendship Statue hosts reunion over 50 years in the making

Over 50 years ago, an eleven-year-old American Girl Scout named Libby Watson and a seventeen-year-old Japanese Girl Scout named Hiroko Tanaka gave the customary Scouting salute and shook hands. The moment was captured forever in The United States-Japan Girl Scout Friendship Statue, which was dedicated on March 18th 1962 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of […]

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Jimi Jamison Memorial

This past month our Jimi Jamison statue was set up in Memphis, Tennessee. The event, which had hundreds in attendance, was one we here at Big Statue will never forget. The guests we entertained by Rickey Medlocke of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mike Reno of Loverboy, Nightranger, David Pack, and 38 Special. The touching memorial was filled with […]

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Statue of Liberty given bow ties for Halloween

Halloween is a time of year when many of us think long and hard about what to wear that is suitably scary, without making us look like a bad extra from Michael Jackson’s Thriller video. Well, the Joe Boxer founder Nick Graham reckons that he has the perfect sartorial touch to add to one of […]

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Jimi Jamison Sculpture Created for Hard Rock Cafe

Jimi Jamison, best known as the lead vocalist for 1980s hit band Survivor, died at 63 after suffering a heart attack on August 31st this year. The event spurred the emotions of those closest to him. All of the love from his friends and family turned into action and they decided to have a sculpture […]

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Finally, we know the contents of that Boston Old State House time capsule

If you are as avid a reader of the Big Statues blog as we hope, then you will have read a recent story about the unexpected discovery of a time capsule in a lion statue in Boston that had been taken down from the city’s Old State House for restoration. It was only relatively recently […]

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Errett Lobban “E.L.” Cord    

E.L. Cord is best known for his involvement in the automotive industry. Born in Warrensburg, Missouri, Cord had been a racecar driver, mechanic and car salesman before he was offered the opportunity to manage the dying Auburn Automobile Company in 1924. By 1928 he controlled Auburn, which by 1931 was the 13th largest seller of autos in […]

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Sculptures Worth Their Weight in Gold

A unique collection of outdoor sculptures will be unveiled Fall 2014 in Worth County, Iowa. The sculptures will be positioned in various cities including Northwood, Fertile, Manly, and Grafton. The statues chosen will depict a figure that represents each town, and their rich history. Manly’s statue is a Rock Island Train Conductor. The conductor, shown […]

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Edgar Allan Poe statue unveiled in the city he despised

The Boston-born author, poet, editor and literary critic Edgar Allan Poe is associated with many things, in particular his tales of mystery and the macabre that made him so central to the American Romantic Movement. What he isn’t known for, is a love for his hometown. Indeed, he seemed to have nothing good to say […]

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Firefighters Are Heros

Here at Big Statues we see many commissions for icons and heroes. However, one of the most inspiring statues we create are those of individuals that protect and defend others. Our current project of a Firefighter for Spring, Texas fit that ideal perfectly. Our statue will embody the bravery and selflessness that all firefighters must […]

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