34,000-pound Marilyn Monroe sculpture stops in Carmel

“Forever Marilyn” sculpture (Provided Photo)
“Forever Marilyn” sculpture (Provided Photo)

CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) – A sculpture of Marilyn Monroe that stands at 26-feet and weighs 34,000 pounds will make its way to Carmel on Sunday.

The sculpture, called Forever Marilyn, will stop while on a cross-country journey from California to New Jersey. It was created by American artist, J. Seward Johnson.

The sculpture is traveling in pieces on an open flat bed truck. It will be parked in the PNC Bank parking lot, located at Main Street and Range Line Road, for a few hours on Sunday, sometime between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Thirteen other J. Seward Johnson life-like sculptures will be on the sidewalks of the Carmel Arts & Design District.

The sculpture weighs 34,000 pounds. It will make brief stops in 10 other major cities along the way, including Philadelphia, Phoenix and Chicago, where according to a release it was first placed in 2011.

The statue has been in Palm Springs since 2012.

Forever Marilyn will now be the centerpiece of the 42-acre Grounds for Sculpture, a public sculpture garden and museum in Hamilton, N.J., founded by J. Seward Johnson in 1992.

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