Famed sculptor David Adickes has agreed to build a statue of the late comedian Bill Hicks in Houston, Free Press Houston has announced.
Hicks, who died in 1994, worked in Houston's comedy clubs including the Comedy Workshop.
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Free Press Houston is asking people to donate to its fund-raising effort to pay for the statue. It is starting the effort with a $10,000 donation of its own.
Those who donate $5K or more will get their names permanently inscribed on the statue. Donate $1K or more and you get to go to a private thank-you party. Or any amount at all, organizers say.
Details are far from being worked out -- such as where the statue would reside -- but the Free Press is working on that.
For more information on the project, visit www.billhicksstatue.com.