All Eyez On Him.
A seven-foot bronze statue of Tupac Shakur is coming to Georgia.
As TMZ reports, the sculpture is based on a 13-inch clay model, which is estimated will cost more than half a million dollars to build.
Jim Burnett, who owns the venue that was previously known as the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts – a performing arts center supported through the Shakur Family Foundation in Georgia – is behind the installation. This new statue is intended to replace the previous model that was taken by Shakur’s family when they sold the center in 2015.
The statue is due to be unveiled in September, which marks the 21st anniversary of Tupac’s death. A number of other anniversary events and projects have been announced for 2017, including the release of Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me. Yesterday (April 10), a trailer for the film surfaced online, which shows vignettes of Tupac’s life from his early years to his rise to superstardom and rivalry with Biggie.
Last year, a crowdfunded bronze statue of late Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister was erected in his favorite bar. The statue was constructed by artist Travis Moore and now sits on the patio of the Rainbow Bar and Grill in West Hollywood.