There was a big row over a commissioned bronze statue of Lucille Ball to be erected in a park in her former hometown, but as it turned out, almost no one liked the bronze and almost everyone says it doesn't look anything like Ms Ball and is horrible.
After much wrangling, the city has decided to commission a new sculptor to make a replacement, once it's made the first one will be removed and banished from the park.
That would have to be a real slap in the face of the one who did the first model, but the model, aside from not even resembling Ms Ball is seriously poor, just look at the figure's hair, it's not carefully modelled as one would expect, it's just a bunch of scratches.
Her left hand looks a bit strange at the wrist and the hand itself is poor
Celoron Receives $20,000 Donation to Help with New Lucy Statue
CELORON – A major donation has been made to assist with creating a new statue of Lucille Ball in Celoron’s Lucille Ball Memorial Park.
Village officials say a donation of $20,000 has been made by Ernie Boch, Jr. of Norwood, Massachusetts. In a media release from the village, Boch said he made the donation because he has tremendous affection for Lucy and the rest of the characters from the I Love Lucy TV show, adding that her hometown deserves the best statue possible.
Last month the village board voted unanimously to move the current statue of Lucille Ball – created by artist Dave Poulin – from the Park.
That decision followed a month-and-a-half of controversy and public outcry surrounding the statue, with many asking that it be removed and a more fitting statue take its place. Critics of the statue claimed the statue looked nothing like the comedy legend and as a result, requested that it be removed.
Here is approximately what the artist was trying to do: