Tom Jobim Statue Inaugurated in Rio at Ipanema Beach

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Twenty years after famous Brazilian composer Tom Jobim’s death, a statue in his honor has been inaugurated yesterday (December 8th) in Ipanema. The statue of the creator of the “Girl from Ipanema” stands on the shore at Arpoador beach, one of the artist’s favorites spots.

The life-size sculpture was crafted by Christina Motta, the same artist who did the Brigitte . . .

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