Statue of Eleanor Rigby made from used banknotes goes on display in Liverpool

A sculpture of Eleanor Rigby made of £1m of used bank notes has gone on display in Liverpool. Created by Liverpool-born sculptor Leonard Brown, the five foot two inch figure of the fictional star of the Beatles song of the same name is made of thousands of shredded £5, £10 and £20 notes, which were supplied by the Bank Of England in the form of pellets.

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A sculpture of Eleanor Rigby made of £1m of used bank notes has gone on display in Liverpool.

Created by Liverpool-born sculptor Leonard Brown, the five foot two inch figure of the fictional star of the Beatles song of the same name is made of thousands of shredded £5, £10 and £20 notes, which were supplied by the Bank Of England in the form of pellets.

The artist said: “The sculpture serves to show people that money isn’t the only way to make you happy, or indeed ‘buy you love’ and we should all be thankful for what we have. There are people in every town and city like Eleanor Rigby who live a lonely life, and whose only worldly goods are kept in the bags that they carry.”

The sculpture is on show at the Museum of Liverpool until January 2015.

A bronze statue of Eleanor Rigby has occupied a bench in the Liverpool’s Stanley Street since 1982, when it was donated to the city by entertainer Tommy Steele. Its plaque says it’s “dedicated to ‘all the lonely people…'”.


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