Unsettling Lucille Ball Statue [VIDEO]
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Dave Poulin is the sculptor responsible for “Scary Lucy.” The Lucille Ball statue is horrifying the locals and Poulin is now offering to fix it free of charge. You know it’s bad when the artist realizes his own work is “by far my most unsettling sculpture.”
Poulin wrote a letter to The Hollywood Reporter, admitting he missed the mark on this piece. “I take full responsibility for ‘Scary Lucy,’ though by no means was that my intent or did I wish to disparage in any way the memories of the iconic Lucy image.”
“Over the years,” he writes, “I have felt blessed to have inspired and touched the lives of thousands of people who do enjoy my other works, and am heartsick at the feelings that have been evoked as a result of the Celoron Lucy.” Poulin says he’ll be going back to the Village of Celoron to “offer to remove the current statue with the promise of creating a new beautiful and charming ‘Lucy’ in its place.” However, Celoron Mayor Scott Schrecengost said he would rather have a different artist repair the statue.
A listener informed us that the statue is supposed to depict when she did the commercial for Vitametavegimin. That’s the one where the alcohol content in the medicine caused her to become intoxicated after multiple takes. The bottle in the statue’s hand represents the medicine bottle from that episode.
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