Monday, May 18, 2015

First look at the new Houdini Plaza bust

WHBY in Appleton has revealed the first images of the new bronze Houdini Bust that will be installed in Houdini Plaza in August. The creation of the bust will feature this Wednesday, May 20, on the HISTORY Channel series, Monument Guys. The episode description says the life-size bust includes a "hidden secret."

Tom Boldt of The Boldt Company, who played a major role in the renovation of Houdini Plaza in 2013, says sculptor Craig Campbell captured a look of confidence and resolve with the Houdini piece.

"I think this image of Houdini is universal, and I think it’s something that has distinguished America," Boldt told FOX 11. "A land of opportunity, and through your hard work and effort, you can be successful."

I have to agree. I think this is a beautiful bust and I can't wait to see it in Houdini Plaza.



  1. I can't wait to go see this in person. I thought the plaza needed this, so glad it's getting a well crafted bust.

    1. I'm hoping to get back to Appleton myself some day. It's been years.

    2. Yes I agree nothing like a well crafted bust, cant wait!

  2. FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Long Overdue!!!!

    1. You know, I didn't even know we were waiting for this. I knew there was talk about what to do with Metamorphosis, but I thought Houdini Plaza was complete. So this was a wonderful surprise to me. :)

  3. That is a really incredible bust. Seems worth the wait.

  4. The profile image of the bust really, really looks like him! i'm very impressed with this. Much better than the modern art piece that was there before.



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