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Old 07-29-2019, 02:29 AM
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12 cringeworthy statues of famous people

12 cringeworthy statues of famous people that look nothing like them

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Re: 12 cringeworthy statues of famous people

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Re: 12 cringeworthy statues of famous people

Actually, I think the bust of Hitchcock is recognizable. Awful, but recognizable.
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Re: 12 cringeworthy statues of famous people

Those are pretty interesting when you stop to think that the artists responsible were probably acting in good faith. The conflict between physical vision and perception and its impact on expression is, at least to me, fascinating.
FWIW, I did think the one of Alfred Hitchcock was pretty cool.
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Re: 12 cringeworthy statues of famous people

I also thought the Hitchcock was nice enough. Some of the others are rather nightmarish, particularly the Lucille Ball, which looks more like a barracuda than a film star. The Melania Trump one reminds me of that infamous failed restoration in the Spanish church, when an old lady pulled a Mr. Bean on a fresco.

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Re: 12 cringeworthy statues of famous people

I like the Hitchcock Buddha and the Demon Lucille Ball looks like Eddie Haskell on a week long meth bender.
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Old 07-30-2019, 07:39 PM
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Re: 12 cringeworthy statues of famous people

Some of these statues would fit right in on the "Terrible Art Seen in Charity Shops" Facebook group.
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