Rush Limbaugh Bust: Yours for $15K

Controversial Famous Missourians sculpture for sale to collectors

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 9, 2012 11:01 AM CST

(Newser) – Cheer up, Limbaugh fans. Sure, your favorite rotund radio host is losing advertisers left and right, but at least he's being inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians, and you can own a piece of that history. The sculptor producing Limbaugh's bust for the Hall will make an additional six copies for collectors, the Washington Post reports. You can have Limbaugh's noble visage on your mantle for a mere $15,000.

Limbaugh's induction into the hall has been controversial for some odd reason, but sculptor E. Spencer Schubert promises the bust will be a true work of art. "If it were left to sculptors to choose who was honored with portraits, the entire history of portraiture would look dramatically different," he pointed out earlier this week. Still, the president of the gallery representing the sculptor says that critics are welcome to buy, and then destroy, the busts, suggesting, "They can use it as a boat anchor or target practice."

Rush Limbaugh, one of the judges for the 2010 Miss America Pageant, speaks during a news conference for judges at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rush Limbaugh, one of the judges for the 2010 Miss America Pageant, speaks during a news conference for judges at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.   (Getty Images)
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