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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.

440 Louisiana St., Houston, TX
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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