Jul 18, 2011

Commemorative statue planned

Get ‘em while they’re HOT, or not, 8x10" watercolor
The City of Raleigh Arts Commission will commission a bronze statue of American artist Brenda Behr that will be positioned where Person Street dead ends Peace Street in Raleigh, North Carolina. Plans are under way to erect the statue diagonally across the street, kitty-corner to Raleigh’s most iconic Krispy Kreme® doughnut shop.

In 2011 Ms. Behr set the Guinness book of World Records not for eating Krispy Kremes, but for painting them. During the difficult economic times the United States suffered in the first two decades of the 21st century, Ms. Behr resorted to painting and selling Krispy Kremes to pay her rent and otherwise put bread on her table. The statue will depict Ms. Behr painting as she sits on her little red stool, a constant traveling companion when she was on the road. Also featured in the statue will be Behr’s ever-present Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff tote bag.

Disclaimer: Only portions of the above statement are true. The City of Raleigh Arts Commission and the Guinness Book of World Records have no knowledge of Ms Behr or her artwork. Nobody said blogs have to be true, just interesting.

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