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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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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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