When the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Stone Mountain, Georgia shut its doors in 2015, the family of the late rapper took with them a statue of ‘Pac that was placed in the center’s peace garden.
The owner, Jim Burnett, has hired an artist to create a 7-foot bronze statue of the West Coast icon, which will cost a staggering $500,000 and weigh in at an impressive 1,000 pounds.
The full-size statue has yet to be made, but the artist behind the project, Nijel Binns, has created a 13-inch clay model of what the monument will look like. The model features a shirtless ‘Pac, glaring down at the ground with a cross emblazoned on his back.
In the past, Binns has created statues and busts of Michael Jackson, Frida Kahlo, and Malcolm X.
The Tupac Shakur statue is expected to make its debut this September.