In a piece that seemed tailored specifically to my enjoyment, Hyperallergic catalogued a series of cats who, for various reasons ranging from extreme affection to hunting prestige, have been immortalized in statue.
This week, Istanbul honored one of its most famed felines with a statue that replicated its chill pose beloved by the internet. A statue of Tombili, was inaugurated on October 4. His jaunty pose, with one furry arm up on the curb, casts in bronze the laid back photograph that made him a meme.
Tombili died in August after illness. According to Hürriyet Daily News, sculptor Seval Şahin “voluntarily erected the sculpture demonstrating Tombili’s iconic pose on the sidewalk,” installing it right where the photograph was taken. The unveiling follows an enthusiastic Change.org campaign for Tombili’s memorialization.
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