Houston Sculptor David Adickes Has Agreed to Build the Statue of Bill Hicks in Houston

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Bill Hicks statute coming to Houston courtesy of famed sculptor David Adickes
Famed sculptor David Adickes has agreed to build a statue of the late comedian Bill Hicks in Houston, Free Press Houston has announced.

Hicks, who died in 1994, worked in Houston's comedy clubs including the Comedy Workshop.

Free Press Houston is asking people to donate to its fund-raising effort to pay for the statue. It is starting the effort with a $10,000 donation of its own.

Those who donate $5K or more will get their names permanently inscribed on the statue. Donate $1K or more and you get to go to a private thank-you party. Or any amount at all, organizers say.

Details are far from being worked out -- such as where the statue would reside -- but the Free Press is working on that.

For more information on the project, visit www.billhicksstatue.com.


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explorock
explorock

David Adickes has not officially agreed to this project.  I was so excited about this project, but now I feel betrayed.  I donated money to the statue fund, but this project is not being truthful with to the public.  

Ratfink
Ratfink

Hicks was a genius and Adickes is a hack. Find a real sculptor to honor Bill.

Dan Binder
Dan Binder

I think the symbolism of it is worthwhile. A statue will not only honor his memory, but it will keep his legacy alive when it could be all to easily forgotten.

Alan Spackman
Alan Spackman

Does this not strike anyone else as something Bill would not have wanted us to spend $70,000 erecting some gaudy statue of him when we could use that money to help the disenfranchised or to give money to legal causes. As a fan, this statue upsets me

Mike Spears
Mike Spears

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