Artist Behind the 'Scary' Lucille Ball Statue Apologizes and Offers to Fix It for Free

The creator of Lucille Ball's sculpture apologizes and offers to fix the statue with his own expense after getting criticisms from the comedian's fans.

AceShowbiz - The artist who created Lucille Ball's sculpture, David Poulin, apologized for making it "frightening" rather than gorgeous. After receiving many criticisms from Ball's fans, the artist offered to fix the statue with his own expense. In a letter to The Hollywood Reporter, he wrote, "I take full responsibility for 'Scary Lucy,' though by no means was that my intent or did I wish to disparage in any way the memories of the iconic Lucy image," calling the statue, "by far his most unsettling sculpture."

Poulin admitted that he was "heartsick" to learn that his creation received negative reviews. "Over the years," he wrote, "I have felt blessed to have inspired and touched the lives of thousands of people who do enjoy my other works, and am heartsick at the feelings that have been evoked as a result of the Celeron Lucy."

The 400-pound bronze statue was erected in Celoron, N.Y., park in 2009. In 2012, someone who hasn't wanted to go public created a Facebook page "We Love Lucy! Get Rid of this Statue!" which recently gained a big number of supporters after a local newspaper published a story about the "Scary Lucy" statue. The creator of the page said that he did not agree that the statue would be fixed. According to him, it is better to have another artist making the statue rather than fixing it.

"Celoron has been talking about chopping the head off this statue and putting on a new head," he wrote. "That would turn this monster into a true Frankenstein! You can see that even with a new face... and even if they get the face right... the body is as horrible."

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