Houston, Texas: Giant Cellist - Virtuoso

Sculptor David Adickes -- of giant Presidents head and Beatles fame -- made "Virtuoso," a 36 ft. tall cellist, made in 1988. Actually, it's mostly a cello, augmented by Virtuoso's attached heads and hands. Step behind it and you'll see three smaller musicians.

Address:
440 Louisiana St., Houston, TX
Directions:
Visible at the Lyric Center office building entrance along Prairie St., NW of Louisiana St.
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Giant cello with attached cellist head and hands.

Giant Cellist - Virtuoso

In addition to the big statues of the Beatles, that same artist created a 36 ft. tall cellist named "Virtuoso" in front of the Lyric Center.

[David, 03/18/2012]

Virtuoso was David Adickes' first attempt at a large scale concrete sculpture, back in the 1980s. The rest of the quartet, closer to life-size musicians, stand behind the big cello.


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