A living statue is a street artist who poses as a statue or mannequin for hours on the streets with their bodies fully painted and wear different type of costumes. These artists always gain the attention of curious tourist on the crowded streets. And no matter where you go, this kind of art always unique and amusing.
Recently, a video of a living statue of a man posing as a fisherman in Fortaleza, Brazil that has taken the internet by storm. However, it’s not the man’s act that has surprised people, but that of the adorable dog in his arm who assisted him in the perfect performance. The dog makes him stand out from other living mannequins and immediately become famous on social media.
The Venezuelan street artist Yorge Luís Ruiz has performing as a living statue with his partner Jaspe to entertain the passersby and tourists in Fortaleza, Brazil for four years. Jaspe is not only daily accompanying Ruiz to work, but she helps him in his performance.
In the video below, you can see the man is frozen in a moment with a kiss on his dog and the cute dog also freezes on his arm during the performance. When Ruiz broke character to collect some tips, Jaspe moved as well.
The video of the duo performing quickly went viral with 3 million views on Twitter. Also, the duo have now over 90k followers on Instagram. Many people were surprised by the dog and said that she deserved a shot at getting an Oscar.
Watch the video here!
gente e esse dog que se finge de estátua junto com o dono meu deus pic.twitter.com/ObylcvTTiq
— klebinho dos teclãdos (@kaliel) May 17, 2019
In an Instagram post, Ruiz has expressed his gratitude to all the fans of Jaspe. “We thank you very much, we thank the Brazilian people every day for enjoying our work. We’re overwhelmed by all the positive comments we are getting right now”.
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