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Brian´s Bronze Statue
Posted by: jagger50 ()
Date: February 7, 2010 21:21

Was it put up in Cheltenham?
Should´ve been unveiled in 2006.
Anyone seen it?


Re: Brian´s Bronze Statue
Date: February 7, 2010 21:30



Are you referring to this monstrosity?
Or is there are better one planned?

Re: Brian´s Bronze Statue
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: February 7, 2010 21:31

a replacement for that awful-looking thing was being planned, but i don't know what came of it.
here's an article that includes a bit about it: [www.independent.co.uk]
(the article also regurgitates a lot of crap, sorry!)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2010-02-07 21:36 by with sssoul.

Re: Brian´s Bronze Statue
Posted by: jagger50 ()
Date: February 7, 2010 21:36

I heard Bill Wyman was to unveil the bronze statue.
Of Brian with a Vox guitar.

Re: Brian´s Bronze Statue
Posted by: tonterapi ()
Date: February 7, 2010 21:51

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Palace Revolution 2000
I laughed when I first saw this thing and it still makes me giggle! Is this suppose to honour Brian? Did the "artist" think that this looked anything like Brian!? Dear oh dear! confused smiley

Re: Brian´s Bronze Statue
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: February 7, 2010 22:02

here's a page about it from Brian's fan club: [www.brianjonesfanclub.com]
it really is impossible to fathom why it ever got unveiled - why didn't whoever commissioned it reject it on sight?

Re: Brian´s Bronze Statue
Posted by: Deltics ()
Date: February 7, 2010 23:01

This is pretty hideous, too




Beechwood Shopping Arcade, Cheltenham


"As we say in England, it can get a bit trainspottery"

Re: Brian´s Bronze Statue
Posted by: mickschix ()
Date: February 7, 2010 23:04

That really is UGLY! It even has the famous " bags " under his eyes! Don't you think they could have botoxed those away!!?

Re: Brian´s Bronze Statue
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: February 7, 2010 23:24

Deltics, i gather that's the "replacement version"?
it isn't beautiful, but anything's better than that green thing with the omelette.

[peering hard] what guitar has he got on the pedestal - anything identifiable,
or just an artist's idea of a generic guitar?

Re: Brian´s Bronze Statue
Posted by: Deltics ()
Date: February 7, 2010 23:38

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with sssoul
Deltics, i gather that's the "replacement version"?
it isn't beautiful, but anything's better than that green thing with the omelette.

[peering hard] what guitar has he got on the pedestal - anything identifiable,
or just an artist's idea of a generic guitar?

I'm afraid I can't help you, all of these pictures come from the net, and I haven't seen the original, although Cheltenham isn't a million miles from where I live, so maybe I should just take a drive.......


"As we say in England, it can get a bit trainspottery"

Re: Brian´s Bronze Statue
Posted by: Bliss ()
Date: February 8, 2010 00:14

Oh God. Why oh why doesn't some vandal take an axe to that thing?

Re: Brian´s Bronze Statue
Posted by: tonterapi ()
Date: February 8, 2010 00:33

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mickschix
That really is UGLY! It even has the famous " bags " under his eyes! Don't you think they could have botoxed those away!!?
Botoxed!? smiling bouncing smiley Nah, I think that they are a part of how he looked. But they could have been doing something better than this for crying out loud!!

Re: Brian´s Bronze Statue
Posted by: gypsy18 ()
Date: February 8, 2010 00:35

Looks just like him. I've always thought he was ugly, and the bags under his eyes aged him far beyond his 27 years.

Re: Brian´s Bronze Statue
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: February 8, 2010 00:39

They shoulda approached Ron Mueck for a life-like Brian .....



ROCKMAN

Re: Brian´s Bronze Statue
Posted by: Honestman ()
Date: February 8, 2010 01:09

I'm scared to see the other ones...
Really awful

HMN

Re: Brian´s Bronze Statue
Posted by: Bliss ()
Date: February 8, 2010 01:37

Brian was beautiful when they first started out. He really was.

And at no time did he have flaming orange hair like that sculpture.

Re: Brian´s Bronze Statue
Posted by: CindyC ()
Date: February 8, 2010 02:48

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with sssoul
it isn't beautiful, but anything's better than that green thing with the omelette.


HAHAHAHA! I just busted out laughing at the omelette comment! Awesome.

Wasn't looking too good, but I was feeling real well.

Re: Brian´s Bronze Statue
Posted by: oldkr ()
Date: February 8, 2010 05:49

the original will never not make me laugh. Although in many ways its as much an artistic travesty as BJ was a personal travesty.

OLDKR

Re: the Department of Where Credit Is Due
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: February 8, 2010 10:55

>> the omelette comment <<

glad you enjoyed that, CindyC! i was quoting one of the witnesses of the unveiling

Re: Brian´s Bronze Statue
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: February 8, 2010 13:13

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Deltics
This is pretty hideous, too




Beechwood Shopping Arcade, Cheltenham

Not bad at all!

Re: Brian´s Bronze Statue
Posted by: shortfatfanny ()
Date: February 8, 2010 15:02

Searching for something different this happened surprisingly.....


Jimi Hendrix - Seattle


Phil Lynott - Dublin


John Lennon - Havanna


Elvis - Memphis


Bob Marley - Kingston


Re: Brian´s Bronze Statue
Posted by: Green Lady ()
Date: February 8, 2010 22:11



Jimi Hendrix, Dimbola Lodge Museum, Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Re: Brian´s Bronze Statue
Posted by: Bliss ()
Date: February 9, 2010 02:56

I love the John Lennon one, and the Seattle Jimi Hendrix one is not too bad.

The Brian Jones ones are head and shoulders above the rest in terms of awfulness.



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