I believe the one on the left is also in Lincoln, NE.
This monumental sculpture of football great Dick Butkus was such a fun one to do! It was installed last October on the campus of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and, of course, Dick Butkus himself met with George to approve the design.
For all you die-hard Illini or Bears fans, this sculpture is available in a maquette size as well. Check out this video of the unveiling last year, and some words from the great Dick Butkus himself.
Love Dick’s last line in this video. “I had fun kicking the **** out of people” lol
In 1972, Bob Zimmerman, a metallurgical engineer, had started an industrial foundry making metal parts for manufacturing. Eventually, his business evolved into Art Castings, which today is one of two local Loveland foundries the Lundeen family still uses to create their sculptures.
Below is George, in an undated photo from the 1970s, working at the foundry. ... See MoreSee Less