Historic Statues


Architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright, Fallingwater

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater (1935, Mill Run, Pennsylvania)

The Department of Interior announced over the weekend 10 buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright were being nominated to join the likes of Statue of Liberty and Grand Canyon on the World Heritage List.

The list of 10 building includes Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois; Frederick C. Robie House in Chicago, Illinois; Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin; Hollyhock House in Los Angeles, California; Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pennsylvania; Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House in Madison, Wisconsin; Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City; Price Tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma; and Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael, California.

Frederick C. Robie House Chicago vase, Illinois Frank Lloyd Wright Architect Oak  Park, Illinois

Frederick Robie Residence Vase Mid-Size

Frank Lloyd Wright holds a special place in our hearts. His architecture is prominent in Chicago, where our CEO Gloria grew up and also in the small town of Edwardsville where Statue.com calls home.

Although well known for architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright contributed so much more to the world of aesthetics. His attention to detail is paralleled to none. We admire the way Frank Lloyd Wright was able coordinated design elements that ran central through his projects. From planters to sculptures Frank Lloyd Wright coordinated it all.

Garden Sprite,  Frank Lloyd Wright, Bohm Building, Edwardsville, Il

Garden Sprite Estate Size Statue by Frank Lloyd Wright outside the Bohm Building in Edwardsville, Il

We choose one of our favorite Frank Lloyd Wright sculptures to reside outside the entrance of the Bohm Building, where all the Statue.com magic happens. The Garden Sprite is a life-size sandstone replica of several designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and sculpted by Alfonzo Ianelli. The originals were located in the Midway Gardens, Chicago, Illinois.

Statue.com offers a vast collection of Frank Lloyd Wright reproductions. Our reproductions come in multiple sizes, including planters, sculptures and glass designs from The Frank Lloyd Wright Residence, Oak Park, Illinois; The Frank Lloyd Wright Studio, Oak Park; The Henry J. Allen Residence, Wichita, Kansas; The Frederick C. Robie Residence, Hyde Park, Illinois; and The Burton J. Westcott Residence, Springfield, Ohio.

Head on over to Statue.com to see our entire gallery. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best online store for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634.

Email us at kristen@statue.com

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

“One is never cured of a yearning for freedom.” ~Édouard René Lefèbvre de Laboulaye.

Statue-Liberty-Wall-Sculpture

Laboulaye can be thanked for the conceptualizing the Statue of Liberty. He was a Frenchman who strongly stood for freedom and admired the United States constitution. In 1865 he proposed that the monument be erected in New York Harbor, a gift from the French citizens to the United States people. A sister Lady Liberty statue would find a home in Luxemoburg Gardens, Paris, France. Though many miles apart the sister statues were constructed to face each other.

Statue Of Liberty 21

Statue Of Liberty 21″ High

Although, Laboulaye devised the concept it was Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi who ultimately designed the Statue of Liberty as we know it. Lady Liberty is a portrayal of Libertas, the Roman goddess of liberty. Her hands strongly clutch a torch and a tablet evoking the law. At her feet you will notice broken chains. All of these aspects are symbolic of freedom and justice.

Like Aboulaye so eloquently put, freedom is never yearned for less. There is no other statue as symbolic for liberty and justice for all than that of the statue of liberty. The fact that the Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French to the United States shows brotherhood between nations and illustrates the human need for freedom.

We are so proud to include these sculptures within our galleries because we so strongly believe in the message and symbolism behind the Statue of Liberty. We are also proud of our other patriotic statues and sculptures such as Armed Forces Military Branches Sculptures Set of FiveWar Memorial Battle Cross Boots Gun Helmet Statue and Nurse and Sailor Inspired by Wold War II Sculpture.

Please visit our website to view our entire gallery of fountains, sculptures,  and fine decor . If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634.

Email me at kristen@statue.com

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

Let’s hear your thoughts! Who do you think would win an epic duel between Hercules vs. Achilles?

Farnese Hercules Large Statue

Farnese Hercules Large Statue

It’s no wonder Hercules is portrayed to the point of exhaustion in this sculpture, The Farnese Hercules Statue. Famously Hercules had a huge ‘to-do’ list, known as the “Twelve Labors.” Make no mistake Hercules was no hero to mess with. Among those “Twelve Labors” was slaying a ferocious tiger which makes him a tough contender in our Mythological Duel.  The Farnese Hercules Statue was sculpted circa 330 B.C. and is now located in Museo Nazionale, Naples. This replica is from the Curators Collection: direct cast of a museum original. Cast in quality designer resin from a museum original, it is finished to replicate weathered stone, adding sophisticated style to your home or garden gallery.

Achilles Sculptural Bust 17" High

Achilles Sculptural Bust 17″ High

Achilles was the bravest of all Greeks as told in the stories of the Trojan Wars. Mythology portrays Achilles as powerful, cruel and arrogant, given to violent outbursts of temper. Nevertheless, to many he was a symbol of youth and bravery who was doomed to an early but glorious death, a hero of epic dimensions. Of course we all know his only weakness that lead to his demise, his heel. Achilles Sculptural Bust is made of bonded stone here in our Statue.com artisan work shop and is a Statue.com exclusive.

Be sure to head on over to our website to view more of our Greek and Roman sculptures, busts and inspired fountains. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634.

Email us at sales@statue.com

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

Big Buddha Sculpture Giant Buddha Monument

We have some stunning life size sculptures within our gallery.  The most common subjects of these life size statues are the Greek and Roman gods and goddesses including Cupid, Hercules, Hebe, Mercury, Neptune, and Venus. Of course, Venus remains one of the most popular choices and Statue.com is proud to offer numerous styles including piped fountain varieties.

Four Seasons Life-Size Set of Four Statues with Base

Four Seasons Life-Size Set of Four Statues with Base

Other life size statues are actual replicas of famous sculptures like Michelangelo’s David, Rodin’s Eternal Spring, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, and Canova’s Three Graces. Works such as The Bather, the Four Seasons, and the more contemporary female are also very popular. Many of these pieces are actually internally piped and functional fountains. Aside from Venus, mermaids and nudes are very popular for adding a little splash around one’s pool.

Fishing For Trouble Bear Statue 60

Fishing For Trouble Bear Statue 60″ High

In addition to classical pieces we also offer an array of life size sculptures of animals, children, and athletes. Truly, a sculpture to fit any taste or need.

Be sure to  head on over to our website to view our fine gallery of sculptures, fountains and garden accessories. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634.

Email us at sales@statue.com

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

George Washington Bust

George Washington Bust

Tomorrow marks George Washington’s birthday. It is also recognized as Presidents day here in the United States. It serves as day to remember the sacrifice and honor the brave men that have led the nation from the Oval Office. As apparent by the before and after appearances of past presidents, the role as Commander and Chief is not for the faint of heart.

Sure, the day off work is nice but we truly believe it is important to remember and honor these sacrifices of these brave men. Not only remember these men for one day, but year around.  For this reason we are proud to include a wealth of presidential, portrait and full length sculptures.  From the current United States President, Barack Obama to the first United States President, George Washington the United States Presidents are well represented within our gallery. Our busts are museum grade quality, perfect for a professional library or to to exhibit patriotism and deference for history at home. The portrait busts from this gallery assure an honorable display.

Ronald Reagan Portrait Bust

Ronald Reagan Portrait Bust

Who was your favorite president? Does your family do something special to honor him?

Be sure to head on over to our website to view our fine gallery.

If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634.

Email us at sales@statue.com

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

Christ The Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro Photo Credit: Huffington Post

The impressive photo showcases the lightening storm that danced around the Christ the Redeemer State in Rio de Janeiro on January 18th, 2014. The statue was struck at least twice damaging Christ’s head and hand and repairs are already underway.

Christ the Redeemer Designer Resin Statue

Christ the Redeemer Designer Resin Statue

The massive Christ the Redeemer measuring 125 feet tall and 92 feet wide sits atop a mountain  Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park. It is the largest Art Deco statue in the world.

The statue is composed of reinforced concrete and soapstone.  It was erected in 1931  and funded by the Catholic Circle of Rio.

The statue has been restored several times over the years. The church that manages Christ the Redeemer owns stock of the same soapstone it was constructed with to make repairs, such as lightening strikes.

Our gallery includes many religious statues and replicas. Be sure to head on over to our website to view our fine gallery. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634.

Email us at sales@statue.com

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

Thomas Jefferson Bust

 President Thomas Jefferson Bust

Yesterday marked the 224th anniversary of the first State of the Union address. The Constitution of the United States does not detail the means for which the Union must be addressed.

In fact nine years later, dear President Thomas Jefferson sent a letter to congress instead of giving an oration. He felt giving an address was too monarchical. After all one must consider the war that was just fought and the attitudes at the time.

In 1913, President Woodrow  Wilson revived the move to deliver the address before Congress. It was controversial at the time and many presidents after opted to send a letter since.

President Jimmy Carter was the last to send a letter to Congress. With the rise of television, late 20th and 21st century presidents have opted to deliver before Congress through speech.

President Barack Obama Bust

President Barack Obama Bust

On January 28th, 2014, President Barrack Obama is set to deliver this year’s State of the Union Address. This is a 224 year tradition you won’t want to miss.

Our fine gallery contains a plethora of Presidential and Historical Famous American Busts . If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634

Email us at sales@statue.com

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

George Washington Bust

George Washington Bust

On this date in 1790, George Washington delivered the first State of the Union Address in New York City, the provisional US capitol at the time. Nine years later a president would discontinue this practice of traditional oration and instead send a letter to congress.

Do you know which president was responsible for this switch? He had an interesting motive too. You won’t want to miss the answer to this burning question in our blog tomorrow!

As always, be sure to head on over to our website to view our fine gallery. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634

Email us at sales@statue.com

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

John F. Kennedy Bust

The 22nd of  November will serve as the 50th anniversary of the assassination of American President John F. Kennedy.  JFK served valiantly during at turbulent period in American History; the Vietnam war was coming to a head, African Americans were fighting for their civil liberties, and communism was on the rise in Eastern Asia.

Through JFK’s political aspirations, he was faced with personal tragedy as well. Jacqueline Kennedy, his wife, had a miscarriage in 1955, a stillborn in 1956, and lost a child shortly after he was born in 1963. JFK’s eldest brother was killed in action during World War II.

He faced debilitating back pain, an injury from his time served in WWII, Addison’s disease and hypothyroidism through his adult life. These conditions often caused him to be absent from political duties and impacted his diplomatic duties abroad.

Bronze John F. Kennedy Bust

Despite these trials and tribulations JFK is one of America’s most beloved Presidents. Perhaps these tribulations provided a character Americans could relate to. Furthermore, his legacy embodies youth and optimism, making his bust a valuable addition to any personal Presidential gallery or a prized gift.

We are proud to include many other John F. Kennedy and other Presidential sculptures and statuary within our gallery. To view more fine pieces head on over to our website.

If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

Edgar Degas has always been one of my favorite painters. His ability to capture movement of his favorite subjects, ballet dancers, is parallel to no other artist. Even when not performing his delicate dancers appeared in fluid motion, blending the fierce pride of a ballerina with sharply defined muscles and graceful control.

I did not realize Degas was also a prolific sculptor until I was doing research for different piece for Statue.com. Apparently, his sculpting capabilities were not known to the world until after his death. The only sculpture he publicly unveiled was titled “Fourteen Year Old Little Dancer.” Critics at the time were not-so-nice to Degas’ step away his usual form of Impressionism. After that negative experience he kept his sculptures private. Degas gravitated towards sculpture largely due to his failing eyesight. It is hard to fathom losing the ability to partake in a talent that was once critically acclaimed. To channel those talents in a different way but not receive the same acclaim would be even more heartbreaking.

Dancer Looking at the Sole of Her Right Foot

One hundred and fifty sculptures were found in Degas’ studio upon his death. Nearly all had reached some form of deterioration, made of wax, clay and plastiline. There was much debate as to what to do with the sculptures. Luckily for us, Degas’s heirs granted casts to be made from seventy-two of the figures. Including the sculptures, Little Dancer of Fourteen Years, Dancer Looking at the Sole of Her Right Foot and Grande Arabesque. The sculptures were to be cast in bronze, as we know them today. Their rough from is attributed to the deterioration of his medium but no less beautiful.  It is a shame to think these sculptures could have been lost in time.

By now most of the original works have deteriorated even more. Majority of these sculptures were not completed due to Degas’ indecisiveness. This is a common theme through artists. Michelangelo left a vast amount of work uncompleted. I guess you could say great minds operate alike.

It is hard to deny the beauty of Degas’ sculptures even in their rough unfinished form.  We are very proud to include them in our Statue.com gallery.

Grande Arabesque

To view our gallery of fine statuary, head on over to our website http://www.statue.com. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website feel free to contact us.

Reach us by phone Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

 

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