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Arno Babajanyan Statue, Yerevan
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See Arno Babajanyan Statue and judge for yourself if its whimsical expression deserved so much criticism from Armenia's conservative public. The statue represents a famed composer and songwriter playing a massive piano. When first revealed, the statue caused such public outcry that its creator David Bejanian was forced to modify it. He agreed to make some subtle alterations--shortening the composer's fingers and toning down his facial features--but kept the overall expression. The statue still provokes strong reactions, though the younger natives gladly take pictures with "the big-nosed man." Put Arno Babajanyan Statue into our Yerevan itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Intricate, complex and daunting monument, as difficult all the creativity of the remarkable composer. Love that this work invokes different impressions, emotions, arguments and misinterpreted. Great and interesting job in the right place.
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  • Amazing sculpture! So much emotion, such expression! Absolutely not possible to pass by, catches the eye.
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  • A charming inside one of the most visited places of the city statue in these statue what is known by locals, and for some people a sign of good luck is to touch the nose of this man
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