Thursday, September 29, 2011
Arnold Schwarzenegger Commissions Bronze Statues Of Himself!
The 64-year-old has requested the creation of at least three larger-than-life bronze creations which will stand 8ft tall and weigh 580lbs.
They will be based on a smaller sculpture created in 1980, the year Schwarzenegger won his seventh Mr Olympia title.
The statues all depict him in a classic body-builder pose and have been super-sized to 'heroic' scale, which is one-and-a-quarter times life size.
The first of them will be shipped to a museum dedicated to Schwarzenegger's life at his childhood home in Thal, Austria.
A second will be sent to Columbus, Ohio, where the Schwarzenegger-inspired Arnold Fitness Weekend is held annually.
Schwarzenegger himself will keep the third one but he has discussed the possibility of commissioning four more, said Tim Parks, the owner of Oregon-based TW Bronze, which is making the statues.