Wednesday, 24 November 2010

British Statue Number Eighteen















Les Dawson (1933-1993)
St. Annes Pier,
Lytham St Annes, Lancashire.
Statue by Graham Ibbeson.

7 comments:

David said...

Ah, Lytham St Annes: so much to answer for.

British Status + Music = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nNGlaiVypU

David said...

Oh, er, "StatuE", obviously

UnfeasiblyLargeTesticles said...

It doesn't look like Les at all though does it?

It's smiling for a start, which makes it impressionism (i.e. no-one knows what LD looked like when he smiled because he never did it, unless for "ironic" professional reasons).

It's just a statue/tribute to the archetypal middle-aged working-class British fat bloke, which is fine by me (being an AMAWCBFB myself) but let's get some genuine sculptural talent in if we need to portray this properly....

Between Channels said...

It looks a little like one of Vic Reeves' drawings.

Sofa Head said...

It's what he would have wanted...

Bollops said...

This is almost as good as the infamous, hilarious Ted Bates statue:

http://shinymedia.blogs.com/.m/photos/uncategorized/2007/03/21/50bates452021full.jpg

Same sculptor, mebbe?

Unmann-Wittering said...

Some interesting comments, thanks. Bollops, I shall be pinching that Ted Bates thing very shortly.