Kitsch Fixes

Kitsch Fix #40: Statuary Junction

French-Fry Man statue at Oil Painting Warehouse in Los Angeles, CA

While driving over train tracks in a random area of the San Fernando Valley, I kept catching glimpses of hair-band guitarists, pirates and vampires out of the corner of my eye. When I eventually stopped to survey this weirdo-speckled parking lot up close, I found even more delightful characters. There are giant saxophones, larger-than-life shrimp cocktails, Roman gladiators, and other oddities I can only describe as fast-food superheroes with masochistic tendencies. These plaster/ceramic statues reside in an eclectic store that sells art and home furnishings, and now I can’t stop smiling about the idea of someone exclaiming, “I want one of those for my foyer!” upon spotting a guitarist with tangled hair or a hotdog eating itself. What do you think the appeal would be for such a purchase? Perhaps a desire to live in one of Madame Tussaud’s wax museums?

Hotdog dressing himself in tasty condiments

Gladiator statue complete with cape and gold armor – could you justify purchasing this dude for home-security purposes?

If you can’t decide which statue’s right for you, why not bring home Santa Claus, several pirates, a dominatrix, a martial-arts master, and Betty Boop?

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  • Reply Ellie June 30, 2011 at 8:44 am

    This post is too cool! I don’t know that i’d want one..but I’ve got to say I’m a fan of the french fry guy 🙂

    Also, the previous post is awesome. I have that quote as a magnet on my fridge! Love it!

    Loving your blog, keep in touch!

    • Reply Jennifer R. Coté June 30, 2011 at 4:23 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by and reading, Ellie! I must admit I’m quite partial to the French fry guy as well. I also love what I’ve seen of your blog so far; let’s definitely stay in touch. 🙂

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