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Big White Gloves, Big Four Wheels.

Ten-Foot-Tall Pinocchio

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St. Louis, Missouri

Officially titled Big White Gloves, Big Four Wheels, a ten-foot-tall bronze Pinocchio stretches his arms skyward as he stands atop a wheeled cart. Sculpted in 2009 by Jim Dine, who has been fixated on Pinocchio for much of his professional career. The fictional wooden puppet-who-came-to-life first appeared in a children's book in 1883, and the more-familiar Disney cartoon version debuted in 1940. The statue, in a pleasant urban park, conveys the joy of being alive, rather than Pinocchio's reputation for lying and nose-growing.

Ten-Foot-Tall Pinocchio

3 N. 9th St., St. Louis, MO
Downtown, in Citygarden park, on the west side of N. 9th St. just north of Market St.
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