Statue of John Steinbeck coming to Cannery Row
The Cannery Row Co., which has already won preliminary approval for the sculpture in Steinbeck Plaza, returns to the city Architectural Review Committee on Wednesday for a final review.
The proposed statue would be about 14 feet high, with near life-sized figures seated at various levels around the simulated granite rock. The rock would be fashioned out of molded gunite.
What would Colossus Of Gold Have to say, would he raise his arm (if it were attached) and beg to be part of the sculpture?
Colossus Of . . . Bronze?
Word is that the golden statue has departed the area. Did he never leave?
That’s why the Colossus Of Gold had Cohen with the “Eat At The Other Lighthouse Cafe” sign..
On March 23, councilman Alan Cohen and his colleagues voted 5-2 in favor of allowing Aqua Terra Culinary to take over the lease at the Point Pinos Grill, the eatery at the city’s municipal golf links at 77 Asilomar Blvd.
But questions about a possible conflict of interest were raised by several P.G. residents when Cohen was hired by Aqua Terra to cook at the grill for two days last week.
Alan Cohen Gets Job At Golf Clubhouse
The new owners of the Steinbeck home presented Snick with the inspiration of the comic. The pedestal where the statue stood for many years is now bare.
“I used to make fun of it because it’s the ugliest piece of crap I’ve ever seen,” Farkas says. “Now it’s something of an icon, and I want to save it.”
In 1994 Farkas, a pop artist who works at a P.G. vacuum store, debuted a comic strip in which the statue is hit by lightning and grows to “hideous proportions” to become the “Colossus of Gold,” who rambles through the coastal town of “Specific Groove” lampooning its public figures. Farkas posts the cartoon at Gene’s Barbershop and www.93950.com/cog, and occasionally performs it at P.G. City Council meetings.
Colossus Of Gold Statue & Artist Together At Last
Was $650,000, now offered at $450,000
After being put on the market in August, the two-bedroom, one-bath house is still available, although one bid has been placed, according to Sotheby’s Realty.
The previous owner kept Steinbeck’s history alive by outfitting the property with a statue of Steinbeck, several novel-theme stained glass windows and old antique appliances and furniture. Sotheby’s said a lot of maintenance and repairs still need to be done on the home. An obvious conclusion from the cobwebs clinging to the stairs, the peeling paint and the tilting railings.
Colossus Of Gold Home Price Drop