New Farrah Fawcett mosaic smiles on Austin’s Oltorf Street

Courtesy Darlene Fiske

There’s never enough Farrah Fawcett in Austin.

Courtesy Darlene Fiske

Darlene Fiske, who reps for the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, sent us these images, taken quite recently at 500 W. Oltorf St.

Courtesy Darlene Fiske

The  mosaic of the feather-haired star, who attended the University of Texas and studied with sculptor Charles Umlauf, was recently finished by Stefanie Distefano for a hair salon, aptly.

We especially like the crop below, since it reminds us somewhat of her famous poster as well as the Andy Warhol print that became the subject of a lawsuit between UT and Fawcett’s longtime main man, Ryan O’Neal.

Courtesy Darlene Fiske

The Umlauf recently showed an exhibit that documented the artistic link between mentor and student.

Author: Michael Barnes

Michael Barnes writes about Austin's people, places, culture and history for the Austin American-Statesman and

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