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Max Miller (1894–1963)
Max Miller (1894–1963)
Max Miller (1894–1963)
Max Miller (1894–1963)
Max Miller (1894–1963)
Max Miller (1894–1963)
Max Miller (1894–1963)
Max Miller (1894–1963)
Max Miller (1894–1963)
Max Miller (1894–1963)
Max Miller (1894–1963)

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A life-sized statue depicting Brighton-born comedian Max Miller on stage. Reference is made to Miller’s act through his trademark clothing and hat. Also represented are the ‘blue book’ and ‘white book’ from which he would draw his jokes and stage patter. The statue was modelled in clay and plaster from photographic and video references and cast in bronze using the lost wax method. The statue is mounted on a square plinth with inscriptions.

Date

2003–2005

Medium

bronze & limestone facing over concrete

Measurements

H 276 x W 60 x D 60 cm

Accession number

BN1_LS_S101

Acquisition method

commissioned by Max Miller Appreciation Society

Work type

Statue

Work status

extant

Listing status

not listed

Unveiling date

1st May 2005

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

at the top of the bronze base: Webster

Inscription description

front of bronze base: The Cheeky Chappie / left of bronze base: ‘There'll never be another’; right of bronze base: ‘Listen, listen’; back of bronze base: ‘What if I am?’


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Located at

Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton

BN1 1UG

Adjacent to the Dome access road in a small grassed and fenced area.