‘Iron Man’s Death Gets Honored In Italy With A Powerful Statue
By Mikelle Leow, 04 Sep 2019
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The world might never get over the death of Iron Man (played by Robert Downey Jr.) in Avengers: Endgame. In Italy, the impact he left on fans has been materialized, as it is now home to a powerful statue commemorating the sacrifice of the first Avenger.
The 13-foot brass and steel monument sits in the Tuscanian town of Forte dei Marmi, and bears the title Man of Steel, a moniker famously referring to DC Comics’ Superman. It was sculpted by artist Daniele Basso, who depicted the hero in his iconic ‘three-point landing’.
The plaque that comes with the impactful artwork reads, “The first monument dedicated to Iron Man in the year of his death in the cinematic world, we celebrate ‘Tony Stark’ as a man who dedicates his life’s fortunes to fight for the ideals he believes in… reminding us that we are all the protagonists of our time—that the future of humanity depends on our decisions… that all of us must be heroes!”
Basso is renowned for creating statues with mirrored finishes. “In the mirror we are all alike, all suspended between dream and reality,” he describes on his website. “Beyond their function, my mirroring artworks are reflections on the contemporary. Unfinished thoughts longing for a personal meaning.”
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Iron Man is alive and well...and he is in Forte dei Marmi!! Iron Man has a magnetic heart, but I have a sensitive artist's heart! And the enormous appreciation I am receiving for my sculpture thrills me! Thank you all and remember: the future of humanity depends on our choices...all of us must and can be heroes! . @robertdowneyjr @marvel @marvelitaly @marvelstudios @marvelspain @marvel_india @marvelrussiaofficial @captainmarvelofficial @marvelmovies @wireditalia . #artist #artlover #art #contemporaryart #artwork #contemporaryartist #sculpture #artoftheday #contemporaryartwork #artlife #picoftheday #artistofinstagram #artsy #artistoftheday #artshow #artsagram #artist_sharing #artistry #steelartwork #steelart #steelartist #ironman #robertdowneyjr #heroes #marvel
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