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Hard Rock: Wax Museum Creates Mick Jagger Statue

Image: Grevin Wax Museum hairdresser Virginie Dahan puts the final touches to Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger wax statue in the Grevin Wax Museum in Prague
A hairdresser adds the finishing touch to a statue of Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger at the Grevin Wax Museum in Prague on April 24, 2014. DAVID W CERNY / Reuters

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As his band's name would suggest, Mick Jagger is not known for standing still. The lead singer of the Rolling Stones has always been known for his frenetic (some might say spastic) onstage movements, something he's been able to maintain even as he turned 70 last year. For the opening of the Grevin Wax Museum in Prague on May 1, a team of fifteen artists, including sculptors, moulders, dressmakers, make-up artists, wig makers, hairdressers along with lighting and set designers and sound engineers, were involved in the creation of the hyper-realistic statues. It takes at least three weeks to transform a lump of clay into a recognizable celebrity. The Jagger statue is uncannily believable, except that Jagger never stands still.

A hairdresser, above, adds the finishing touches to the statue of Mick Jagger at the Grevin Wax Museum in Prague on April 24.

Image: Grevin Wax Museum painter Bruneau works on the head of Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger at their workshop in Paris
Grevin Wax Museum painter Franck Bruneau works on the head of Mick Jagger at a workshop in Paris on April 9.PHILIPPE WOJAZER / Reuters
Image: Grevin Wax Museum technician Matthieu Verrier works on the head of Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger at their workshop in Paris
Grevin Wax Museum technician Matthieu Verrier works on the head of Mick Jagger in a workshop in Paris on Feb. 11.PHILIPPE WOJAZER / Reuters

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