This terrible new Elon Musk statue is getting savaged online

Elon Musk statue
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Elon Musk might not be top of your list of people who ought to be immortalised in statue form, but it's happened now, and that's that. Or at least we think it's happened – a new bronze thing in Manhattan has supposedly been made in the Tesla frontman's image. But much to the internet's amusement, it doesn't actually look anything like him.

Commissioned by investing website, the life-size sculpture can currently be found on 14th Street in New York, and was designed to commemorate Musk's 50th birthday. And like all great botched artworks, it's provoking no shortage of merriment online. Check out our art techniques guide if it's inspired you to, er, get creative.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.