Amarillo, Texas: Huge Pair of LegsSculpture of a pair of legs created for Stanley Marsh 3 (who commissioned the nearby Cadillac Ranch sculpture) by artist Lightnin McDuff.
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Huge Pair of Legs in the middle of nowhere! They now more resemble the Cadillac Ranch - totally decked out by the hands of visitors. Watch out for the cactus-like grass growing around the base![Melanie, 10/20/2012]
The legs are now painted over to look like purple boots. You must crawl through a barbed wire fence to get close to the legs.[S Arnold, 03/25/2012]
Legs are still standing, but have gone the way of Cadillac Ranch. Socks are painted over and covered with graffiti.[Kim, 06/05/2011]
We can't believe the Huge Pair of Legs don't get more play! They are fantastic! If you're driving Route 66, definitely take a short detour to the legs that do not disappoint! They are in the middle of a field full of cows. You have to jump the fence and, beware, if you are scared of cows because they definitely give you the "stink eye" when you set "foot" on their turf! The photo ops alone are well worth the visit! And we're thrilled the gym socks were back on four ours! You should definitely also make a stop at Cadillac Ranch.[Lisa Steinke, 08/29/2009]
I live in Amarillo and I just want everyone to know that the legs were built by an eccentric millionaire, Stanley Marsh, 3 (he thinks the Roman numeral III is pretentious.) The plaque on the bottom of the statue is a boldfaced lie -- Shelley's poem was written BEFORE the statue was built -- WAY before. The statue was based on the poem, not vice-versa. Stanley is known for his crazy art around the area, including Cadillac Ranch on Old Route 66.[Cydney, 11/13/2008]
Stanley Marsh 3 commissioned artist Lightnin McDuff to create the Ozymandias sculpture. The sculpture was copyrighted in 1997 by McDuff.