Monday, May 12, 2008
Fame and Infamy
I was intrigued by this "best foot forward" detail the other day while walking in the Fremont neighborhood. Thirteen years ago, in 1995, I watched a crane place this bronze statue at the "Center of the Universe", as Seattle's Fremont neighborhood styles itself. The procedure was one of those breath-holding experiences for me. Now, in 2008 this statue stands a couple of blocks north of it's original location, still at the center of the universe. There is a very interesting story surrounding this art piece and apparently the statue is still for sale. If you're in the market for a large work of art, check into it. In 2006, according the this Wiki article, the asking price was only $250,000. For a more complete view of this statue of Vladimir Lenin created by Slovak Bulgarian sculptor Emil Venkov , click here for my "extra depth".