The Lenin in Terra Cotta/Charcoal
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The coppery warm terra cotta is a sharp contrast to the cooler deep grey tones of the charcoal, creating a fresh balance of neutrals.

The name of this model observes the ever polarizing art installment which occupies the corner of a major intersection in Fremont… 
The Lenin statue is an infamous fixture, for better or for worse. It still generates heated debates to this day & draws attention to our eccentric neighborhood. 

Fremont Lenin
photo courtesy of Flickr 


A blogpost on ARF- Artist’s Republic of Fremont  adequately summed up the presence of the Lenin statue in quirky Fremont: 


“One thing that is not lost on people is the fact that Lenin represents a tragically flawed system which persecuted and killed millions of people. There are many people more worthy of being cast in bronze, but Lenin ended up in Fremont. He is a profound reminder that art can outlive politics. If art is supposed to bring out emotion, this piece is successful in accomplishing just that. To that extent, a vistor coming across Lenin may find the statue is decorated. Sometimes lights grace the statue, sometimes it’s a red clown nose. It’s just the way things happen in Fremont, the Center of the Universe.”

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image from www.strangehistory.net

Lenin gets “decorated” for many of the city’s festivities, such as Gay Pride weekend.