Nick Cave delays plans to erect gold statue of himself

Singers 'homoerotic work of art' will have to wait

Nick Cave‘s plans to build a gold statue of himself in his hometown of Warracknabeal, Australia have been put on hold.

The singer who recently released a soundtrack to accompany his new book ‘The Death Of Bunny Munro’, has revealed the reasoning behind the delays to the project.

“I was hoping to put [it] in the middle of this tiny little town where I was born,” the singer joked with Time magazine. “Unfortunately the fortunes of Warracknabeal are so grim at the moment, with the recession and this chronic drought that’s going on, that it feels a little in bad taste to erect a giant gold statue. But one day…”

The statue, which Cave already has a foot-high scale model of, isn’t just a standard likeness of the singer. “I’m naked on a rearing horse. I have a modest loincloth on. It’s this rather wonderful homoerotic work of art,” he explained.

Cave also revealed that he wrote the first chapter of his novel on his iPhone.

“I was amazed it had this little keyboard in it. I’m a techno-moron and it had this keyboard that spellchecked as you wrote,” he explained. “It was a good way to start writing the novel because I wasn’t taking it seriously, I was just checking out my phone. The rest I wrote by hand.”