Do you like statues of people who died a minute ago? I don’t. I understand statues of Lincoln, Washington, historic figures of a past, when we didn’t have photos and movies, but statues of people we knew very well through concert footages and tons of pictures?
As if this crying Kurt Cobain statue hadn’t already enough done to the memory of a songwriter, the world has now received another life-sized statue, immortalizing, this time, singer Amy Winehouse. What’s the matter with people and dead celebrity statues?
The grey bronze statue, created by sculptor Scott Eaton, was unveiled in Camden, London, on the day of Winehouse’s 31st birthday, during a ceremony led by her father, Mitch Winehouse:
‘It is incredibly emotional to see Amy immortalized like this, but Scott has done an amazing job in capturing her. It is like stopping her in a beautiful moment in time,’ he declared, according to the Independent.
‘The Winehouse family are very grateful to Scott and we really hope Amy’s fans love the statue. We want to remind everyone of her talent and that her legacy, through her music and the Amy Winehouse Foundation, carries on.
‘Camden meant a lot to Amy and vice versa and to have her forever standing at the heart of the hustle and bustle of that area just fits.’
First of all, no offense to the sculptor, but I hardly recognized Winehouse, she is too Barbie-fied! Amy had a weird long face, and this statue looks almost like Britney Spears or some other Disney girl… Secondly, the whole thing was so unnecessary. I’m sorry but statues are tacky, kitsch and just a place for pigeons to rest and coo… not the best homage you can find once it is covered by poop! We are way past the statue era, and there should be a law to not let things like this happen again.
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