Statue of Nick Cave Riding A Horse to be Erected in Australian Home Town

All The Pretty Little Horses

Hello, ladies, look at your man, now back Nick Cave, now back at your man, now back to Nick Cave.

That is right, Nick Cave in an loincloth, on a horse, in what the famed singer reportedly describes as “a rather beautiful piece of homo erotic art.”

The statue is to be erected in the small town of of Warracknabeal, Australia, where Cave was born on September 22, 1957.

Given that one of the most famous Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds songs is named after Tupelo, Mississippi, the birthplace of Elvis Aaron Presley, and features numerous commemorative statues of the King there, it seems only fitting that Cave gets his own in his place of birth.

The 110% larger than lifesize statue is planned by sculptor Corin Johnson of London post-punk band H.Grimace, who told the Guardian that the whole thing started as a joke:

“We started talking about doing a statue of Nick on a horse, a bit Ned Kelly style (but without the helmet),”

Corin added, “The design changed a couple of times … There was a lot of humour involved.”

The statue will cost of $200,000, with a crowdfunding campaign that is set to begin this August. See some design plans for the statue below:

 

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