There is drama about a statue for the deceased rocker.
There is currently a conflict between a couple of the charities involved, the widow and a local government.
Apparently the widow wants the city to pony up $$ to find a permanent place for the statue and to maintain it. The latest gossip is that the government does not want to get involved in another public facing effort that involves money (i.e. a statue) that will bring any criticism upon them.
It wasn’t like the rocker necessarily expressed adoration for this city, but he also did what he was told, at least for a while.
Chris Cornell Statue Unveiling at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture Moved to October
Donated by the late musician’s wife, Vicky Cornell, the statue was sculpted by artist Nick Marras and portrays the rocker in his most iconic pose, strumming a guitar with one hand up in the air clutching a pick, complete with his signature boots, dog tag and long curly hair.
“As an artist, my husband was not only one of the greatest voices in rock history but also one of the greatest and most prolific poets of his time- his contribution to music birthed a movement that would leave an indelible mark on popular music forever. It only makes sense that I donate this statue to MoPop with their dedication to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture,” Vicky said in a statement. “Like my husband and his music, MoPop reaches multigenerational audiences, and this is the perfect place where people near and far can come together to not only support the museum and its programs, but also celebrate the legacy that my husband left behind, not only in Seattle but around the world.” – Source