"Scary Lucy" statue of Lucille Ball now accompanied by new lifelike sculpture


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/08/08/scary-lucy-statue-of-lucil.html


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I had gotten the impression over the weekend that Poulin had been trying to capture the essence of one of Lucy’s scowls as she chokes down some Vitameatavegamin.

But now I don’t know what the hell he was trying to pull. His statue looks like an uncharacteristically manic Edward G. Robinson without the squint.


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Some people, like me, are really not very good sculptors… of course no one is paying me to make bad statues.


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I will buy “Scary Lucy” for one US dollar. Mark my words interwebs!


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“You’re hired!” ~ Celoron city council


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It’s like the “Ecce Momo” of Lucy statues…


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Which one is the new one?


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I think Lucille Ball would be very entertained that she now has two statues out of this ordeal :slight_smile:


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On the bright side Poulin’s statue can be recycled for an Eleanor Roosevelt monument.


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Her face still looks like a creepy Dr. Who humanoid.


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You should see the rest of his work: http://www.davepoulinstudios.com/pages/portfolio.html.

I shudder to imagine any of those figures coming to life.


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I’d like to see what the new statue looked like in plain bronze, though the painted metallic tones is rather nice. At least they didn’t go full ancient Greek…


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Can’t sleep, clown will eat me.
Can’t sleep, clown will eat me.
Can’t sleep, clown will eat me.


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I really really want to add a long reptilian tongue.


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Maybe he just had the wrong Lucy.


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Kinda reminds me of when the Texas state Capital building was being renovated and we got to see close up just what the statue on top looked liked; it was freaking hideous. Possibly it was put way up there to hide it.