Pikachu (sculpture)

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Pikachu
Pokemonument New Orleans.jpg
The sculpture on August 2, 2016
Pikachu is located in New Orleans
Pikachu
Pikachu
Location in New Orleans
Artist Unknown
Year 2016 (2016)
Type Sculpture
Medium Fiberglass
Subject Pikachu
Dimensions 1.5 m (5 ft)
Location New Orleans, Louisiana
Coordinates 29°56′14″N 90°04′27″W / 29.9373071°N 90.0741292°W / 29.9373071; -90.0741292Coordinates: 29°56′14″N 90°04′27″W / 29.9373071°N 90.0741292°W / 29.9373071; -90.0741292

Pikachu, also known as the Pokemonument,[1][2] was an outdoor 2016 fiberglass sculpture depicting the Pokémon species of the same name by an unknown artist, installed in Lower Garden District, New Orleans, in the U.S. state of Louisiana.[3]

Description and history[edit]

The 5-foot (1.5 m) statue was erected as an apparent tribute to Pokémon Go on July 31, 2016, in a decommissioned fountain along Terpsichore Street, near Coliseum Square in New Orleans' Lower Garden District.[3][4] The artist wrote '#pokemonument' in concrete near the work's base.[5]

Within a few days, the sculpture was vandalized by someone with a baseball bat.[4] It was repaired. Some two weeks after its placement, the "Pokemonument" was removed, and a statement by the anon artist placed online saying the artwork would be auctioned to benefit restoration of the park's fountains.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kooser, Amanda (August 3, 2016). "Unofficial Pikachu Pokemonument statue erected in New Orleans". CNET. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ "This Mysterious Pokémon Go 'Pokemonument' Popped Up". Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Embuscado, Rain (August 2, 2016). "See Wild Photos of the Pokémon Go Statue That Appeared Overnight in New Orleans". Artnet. Retrieved August 6, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b MacCash, Doug (August 5, 2016). "Pokemon sculpture seemingly attacked with baseball bat". The Times-Picayune. New Orleans: Advance Publications. ISSN 1055-3053. Retrieved August 6, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Pokemon Go 'stealth' sculpture appears on Terpsichore Street". Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  6. ^ REPORT, ADVOCATE STAFF. "Mysterious Pokemonument statue sells for $2,000 at auction Sunday". Retrieved 3 February 2017.