Barack Obama is now a permanent part of the Las Vegas experience. On January 15 Madame Tussuad’s unveiled their Barack Obama wax sculpture at five locations, including their museum at the Venetian in Las Vegas. The highly detailed sculpture shows the president-elect smiling with his arms casually crossed.
The artists at Madame Tussuad’s were prepared to update their presidential exhibit regardless of who won the election. Clay molds were designed for both Senator McCain and then-Senator Obama. Unlike most real-person sculptures that require meticulous measurements, photographs and video were used to create the best representation of both men.
Obama’s arrival didn’t mean the end of President Bush. While it’s true that at the Amsterdam Madame Tussuad’s, George W. Bush was left on the sidewalk surrounded by luggage, in most cases, the current president’s image will be carefully preserved in the museum archives.