April Fool's prank 2021.

Mysterious Lone-henge

Field review by the editors.

Lexington, Virginia

Unveiled by prankster Mark Cline on April 1, 2021, it's a solitary Stonehengian monolith in a farm pasture, surrounded by several nude showroom dummies painted black and white; they appear to be scrutinizing the mysterious stone. According to Mark, the artwork is a 20th anniversary commemoration of his first April Fool's Day prank in 2001.

"The black and white mannequins don't necessarily represent real black and white people," he told us, "but it does represent diversity and hope for the future. The problem is, I had nine mannequins. I didn't want to paint five black and four white, or five white and four black. So I painted four black and four white and one black and white."

Mark's pranks rely on sympathetic property owners and usually only remain standing for a few weeks -- so visit this one immediately.

Mysterious Lone-henge

Lazy Acres Lane, Lexington, VA
North of the city. I-64 exit 55. Turn north onto US-11/Lee Hwy, then make a quick left at the stoplight (Super 8 motel) onto VA-39/Maury River Rd. Drive three miles, out into the country. The road bends right, descends a small hill, and you should see the monolith and dummies on the right, behind a black wooden fence, just before you reach Lazy Acres Lane. Private property; visible from the road.
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