August 6, 2016

"Scary Lucy" — that horrible looking bronze statue of Lucille Ball...

... has been replaced with a not-totally-embarrassing bronze statue of Lucille Ball.

14 comments:

John said...

The new statue doesn't look any less creepy than the old one to these eyes.

Of course I am a philistine when it comes to phart so perhaps this is the next Michaelangelo's David.

What do I know?

John HEnry

David said...

The old one was Lucy through Desi's eyes after the marriage went south.

bagoh20 said...

Better, but it was a low bar.

Fernandinande said...

In all my commercial bronze castings the subjects have paper bags over their heads. And they're wearing mittens. Well, bronze bags.

tim in vermont said...

Drag Queen Lucy.

Sorry Jamestown.

traditionalguy said...

What's an artist to do . Redheads are scary.

F said...

That original reminds me of a monumental bronze bust of Martin Luther King that sits in front of the MLK center in Lusaka, Zambia. Except for the plaque on the base, no one would ever have guessed who it was supposed to represent. Same with this Lucy. An artist has got to know his limitations. The artist who did the original Lucy and the one who did the original MLK should NOT be doing representations of real people.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

The sculptor did a good job but I'd have worked something in so people could think they see the Virgin Mary.

tim maguire said...

Why does Scary Lucy have Mitt Romney's hair?

Smilin' Jack said...

...has been replaced with a not-totally-embarrassing bronze statue of Lucille Ball.

Well, no. But hey, some people don't photograph well, maybe Lucy just doesn't sculpt well.

Rusty said...

Maybe just a plaque instead.

Quaestor said...

Scary Lucy is replace by boorish Lucy. Big improvement.

Portrait sculpture is a lost art, and by lost I mean discarded.

Paul Snively said...

traditionalguy: What's an artist to do . Redheads are scary.

"The only thing red about Lucy is her hair, and even that is not legitimate." — Desi Arnaz, Jr.

As if to prove the point, Lucille Ball, after divorcing Desi and buying out his share in Desilu Productions in 1962, proceeded to green light Star Trek, Mission: Impossible, and The Untouchables. Some will (rightly) point out that Star Trek's/Gene Roddenberry's politics leaned left. I think Ms. Ball looked at the vision of the future in which the bridge had a Russian navigator, an African-American communications officer, and an alien science officer, thought of her Communist-refugee Cuban ex-husband, and hoped for that future, whether it happened in her lifetime or not.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Send the old one to Green Bay to scare off the clowns.