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Birmingham artist Tat Vision unveils his statue of the Four Lads in Jeans outside Birmingham New Street – the spot where the iconic photo was taken

The ‘four guys in jeans’ who rose to internet fame when their photo was turned into a meme posed next to a statue where the photo was taken.

Jamie Philips, Connor Humpage, Kevin Rooney and Alex Lacey snapped an innocent group photo at a party in 2019. The friends in side-by-side skinny jeans drew attention for being stereotypically British, and their photo was shared millions of times. You can watch the famous version of Song of the Sea here

(LR) Alex Lacey, 28, Jamie Phillips, 29 and Connor Humpagh, 30 – three of the “four guys in jeans”

Now an artist has created a statue of the four men set up where the meme originated in Birmingham. The artist – known as Tat Vision – unveiled it outside All Bar One, next to Grand Central Station and Birmingham New Street Station.

Birmingham artist William Douglas AKA Tat Vision unveils his ‘Four Lads in Jeans’ sculpture outside All Bar One at Grand Central in Birmingham city center

The sculptor said they made it from female mannequins in tight-fitting clothes, with papier-mâché and PVA glue, covered with bronze paint. It was unveiled as part of Birmingham Weekender with 100 free city center events including Brum’s Big Splash.

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