It was a sad, sad sight as China’s tallest Marilyn Monroe sculpture was photographed abandoned at the dump site of a garbage collecting company in Guigang, Guangxi after being displayed at a busy business area of the city for some six months.
Made of stainless steel, the 27-foot-tall beauty queen sculpture weighs some eight tons and took professors from South China Normal University two years to make based on stills from the film “The Seven Year Itch” as well as the giant iconic statue in the US, Forever Marilyn.
Before getting dumped, the giant sculpture was displayed proudly by a company in the business hub in Guigang with the mission of showing its international management concepts and building up ambition to have a local landmark, now mere trash. The sculpture was first unveiled on December 29, 2013 by the Chinese actress Yan Liu.
After six months, the sculpture was pull down and transported to the garbage collection station for unknown reasons.
Marilyn, modeled in her famous pose with her skirt blowing in the breeze, really couldn’t avoid exposing her undies as she was transported on the back of a truck to the trash.
Worse still, Marilyn has been left to kiss the smelly ground of the dump site.
As they say, it’s better to burn out than to be thrown away. Or something.
Images Via Chris Buckley from Twitter, Sina China and hk.aboluowang
By Jennifer Hui