David Adickes, a famed sculptor from Houston has been memorializing notables figures from his home city in stone for six decades. And now he’s agreed to give Houston’s most notable comedian the same treatment. Free Press Houston is working to raise enough money to have a massive statue of Bill Hicks built somewhere in the city.
They’ve got Adickes on board for the project and they’ve kicked in $10,000 to get started, but they need more donations. They’ve launched a website where you can pitch in to help get the statue built. And, there’s some perks for donators depending on how much you’re willing to give. A contribution of $5,000 or more gets your named inscribed into the statue. For $1,000 or more you’ll be invited to a private dinner and thank you party, and for $200 or more you’ll receive a hand signed and numbered print of a Bill Hicks poster by the world renowned poster artist Jermaine Rogers.
Hicks was born and raised in Houston and got his start in comedy there at the age of 16. Houston residents or just anyone in general who wants to help immortalize the comedy legend, give what you can! Visit the billhicksstatue.com or go right to PayPal to start giving.