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Arnold Schwarzenegger commissions three bronze statues




Because we don't get out to rural Oregon as often as we'd like, it took The Juice* almost an entire month to find out that Arnold Schwarzenegger has commissioned three larger-than-life bronze statues of himself to immortalize his accomplishments. The first order of business is to send one to Philadelphia to fight the Sylvester Stallone Rocky statue.

The Wallowa County Chieftain says the former Governator ordered a trio of eight-foot-tall bronzes based on a 22-inch sculpture by Idaho artist Ralph Crawford back in 1980. The first of the three was finished by Tim Park of the TW Bronze gallery, and it seems Arnie was quite satisfied when he visited the studio on Sept. 2.

"His exact words were, 'This is fantastic,' and he said it about four times," Park said. The statue was shipped to his hometown of Thal, Austria, for a museum dedicated to his life and career. The second will go to Columbus, Ohio, for the annual Arnold Classic professional bodybuilding competition. And the third? Well, Schwarzenegger is keeping that for himself. There's only so much of him to go around, you know.

[Photo: Wish we could show you the statue, but we can't afford the photo. You can see it here. The one above is from Getty Images, but obviously isn't of the statue.]


[Last modified: Monday, September 26, 2011 3:35pm]


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