watch: Ricky Rick’s family tells the Durban sculptor to stop showing off his wax statue for this reason

watch: Ricky Rick’s family tells the Durban sculptor to stop showing off his wax statue for this reason

Ricky Rick
Ricky Rick

Durban sculptor Lungelo Gumede has expressed his disappointment once Riky Rick’s family told him to prevent showing his sculpture publicly.

The family says it’s timely for them as they’re still mourning.

Lungile had already denote the photos on social media whereas tempting fans to come back read the sculpture at no cost.

However, Lungelo feels short-changed and he feels he ought to are given the chance to showcase his work considering that Riky Rick was a figure.

He said;

“They allowed Big Zulu to record a tribute song for him. They also allowed Rasta to draw him at his funeral. Why shouldn’t I be allowed to do my work on him as an artist? I fail to understand. But maybe they felt the wax statue was real when they saw it on social media. When one looks at the wax statue, it’s like they are looking at the real him. It feels like he is still alive,” said Lungelo.

The publication more reports that its news crew visited the Bat Centre in urban center wherever Riky Rick’s wax sculpture is displayed and that they found it coated in brown paper.

According to the sculptor, he coated it once the family referred to as him. On the opposite hand, Ricky Rick’s fans area unit already flocking in asking to require photos with the sculpture.

However, Lungelo wouldn’t permit them as he revered the family.
“When I deleted the photos, over 800 people had already shared them. When they called me, hundreds of fans had already taken photos with the statue. It’s beyond their control now. But the question is, what about my artistic work? What about my time that I’ve put into this project? Some things are not fair,” said Lungelo.

It is reported that Riky’s brother, UN agency solely known himself as Themba said:

“We’re still mourning. So this thing is too soon for us.”

As a sculptor, Lungelo is understood for creating wax statues of celebrities, politicians and outstanding church leaders.

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