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Louisville, Kentucky: Barney Bright Bares All

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Cave Hill Cemetery

Address:
701 Baxter Ave., Louisville, KY
Directions:
Cave Hill Cemetery. From the Cave Hill Cemetery main entrance, at the corner of Baxter Ave. and E. Broadway, follow the road with the solid line into the cemetery for about a mile. When you see a pinkish headstone on the left, turn left onto a small, unmarked road. Drive about 100 yards. You'll see the nude tombstone on the right, in a grove of trees.
Hours:
Daily 8-4:45. Gated after hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
502-451-5630
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Barney Bright Bares All

Sculptor Barney Bright (1927-1997) depicted himself as a grinning, old man reclining on his tombstone with his wife, envisioned as eternally young.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [12/02/2018]

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Barney Bright Bares All

From Baxter Avenue entrance, follow the white line a bit over 1 mile. Large pink headstone with name Granger on the left, turn onto unmarked lane. It's on the right.

[Susan, 10/03/2022]

Tomb of the Brights.

Barney Bright's Nude Tombstone

Barney Bright was a famous local artist who sculpted many of the headstones in Cave Hill Cemetery. Being something of a free spirit, he designed a headstone depicting him and his wife in an erotic pose. It looks more like a Renaissance sculpture than a headstone. The cemetery association was not pleased, but had to let him use it. Fortunately for them, it's in an out-of-the-way spot and not on one of the cemetery's main streets.

[signmanjoe, 04/24/2017]

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