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Indianapolis, Indiana: Tiny Tourists, Big Money Bag People

Tom Otterness cartoony sculpture of two tiny tourists admiring a giant couple dancing on a sack of money.

105 S. West St., Indianapolis, IN
Downtown, on the southeast corner of W. Maryland and S. West Sts, outside the entrance to the Indiana Convention Center.
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Tom Otterness sculpture.

Tourists and Free Money Statues

These three statues stand outside the entrance to the Indiana Convention Center. Try taking a picture with a friend in the same pose as the dancing figures in the Free Money statue. Not sure why the sculptor (Tom Otterness) called it that. Maybe if you strike the same pose with a basket for tips, you will indeed have some free money!

[Barb Unruh, 11/27/2023]

In the early 2000s Otterness made a series of sculptures of these two art-collector cartoon figures with their sack of cash. This was the first. By the last, the sack was empty and the couple was sad.

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