Thursday, November 3, 2011
Hundreds of St. Louis Cardinals and Albert Pujols fans turned out to see the unveiling of the Harry Weber sculpture at Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights.
Albert Pujols said he points to the sky every time he hits a home run to remind himself and others that he seeks to glorify God. That's the pose an anonymous donor selected for a 10-foot, 1,100 pound bronze sculpture. The donor commissioned artist Harry Weber for the sculpture. Hundreds of fans turned out to Westport Wednesday for the unveiling, attended by the Pujols family, Cardinals Hall of Famer Lou Brock, Weber and others. The event was emceed by KTRS' McGraw Milhaven. Westport Plaza is home to Pujols' restaurant, Pujols 5 Westport Grill, and the Pujols Family Foundation office.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The bigger-than-life bronze sculpture of El Hombre will go outside his restaurant, Maryland Heights-based Pujols 5. The Henry Weber artwork was paid for by an anonymous donor.
Albert Pujols will be staying in St. Louis—Maryland Heights, to be precise. At least, a 10-feet-tall, 1,100-pound bronze sculpture of the Cardinals All-Star first baseman will stay here in St. Louis County, at Westport Plaza. The massive statue will be unveiled at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Westport Plaza, the outside the Pujols 5 Sports Grill restaurant. Albert and Deirdre Pujols plan to attend the event, which is free and open to the public. However, they will not be available to answer questions. Pujols is a free agent at the end of the season. The event will be between the north entrance of Pujols 5 Westport Grill and the Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel. However, the event could be rescheduled pending the World Series outcome and any …
Monday, October 31, 2011
An Anonymously commissioned Pujols sculpture captures the Cardinals first baseman's caring side, not as an intimidating ballplayer, sculptor Harry Weber says. The statue will be unveiled in Westport Plaza Wednesday.
Harry Weber said his bronze sculpture of Albert Pujols will be a bit unusual. Weber did not pick the pose as he typically does with his sculptures. “I didn’t pick it, Albert didn’t pick the pose, his foundation didn’t pick it, the Cardinals didn’t pick it,” Weber said. “The donor picked the pose. He wanted to honor Albert not as a great baseball player, but as a great humanitarian." The at 11 a.m. Wednesday outside at in Maryland Heights. An anonymous donor came up with funds for the sculpture. Weber said probably five people in the world know who the person is. He did say the donor does not live in St. Louis. Fine Art Ltd. in Chesterfield commissioned Weber to do the sculpture. A moving sculpture Weber couldn’t give too much away about …