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A bronze bust of the late Charlie Munger wowed the crowd at the Berkshire Meeting in Omaha.

Artist Yu Shu creates a sculpture of Charlie Munger.

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OMAHA, Neb. — A 24-inch bronze bust of the late Charlie Munger was the talk of the town last weekend among guests at the Omaha Marriott. Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting.

The hotel is located next to Berkshire's Borsheims jewelry store, which was the investment icon's preferred residence. passed away in november At age 99, he made frequent visits to his hometown and the Berkshire headquarters of his longtime partner and best friend, Warren Buffett.

The sculpture, placed in the lobby along with champagne glasses and brochures, was immediately recognized by many Berkshire shareholders who passed by, as well as by two special admirers: Mr. Munger's own daughter, Wendy, and his longtime executive assistant, Dote Overt. attracted the attention of people.

“When I went back to the lobby, the hotel staff was like, 'Duerte came down twice to find you,'” Yu Shu, 39, the artist who created the sculpture, told CNBC. said in an interview. “Then they called Duerte and she came down. I hugged her and said, 'It's nice to see you again.' And she was like, 'It's the first time we've met.'

Artist Yu Shu poses for a photo with a bust of Charlie Munger.

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Indeed, this was not the first time Yuu met Oberto. The real estate agent-turned-artist and Berkshire shareholder herself paid a surprise visit to Munger's home in Los Angeles in March 2023, hoping to meet him and talk about the sculptures she was working on. . She was denied an interview, but asked Obert for a close-up shot of her profile in order to fine-tune the details of her face.

It took Yu a total of 12 months and many attempts to complete the final version of the Munger bust. She has attended Berkshire's annual meeting 10 times and said her life advice from Warren Buffett inspired her to turn her love of art and Berkshire into a business. .

Artist Yu Shu creates a sculpture of Charlie Munger.

Provided by: Yushu

“His words at the 2022 Annual Meeting resonated with me: “If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life.'' “How can you turn your passion into a business?'' I thought, “Can I do that?” Yu said.

Full-size bronze bust copy Available for $19,500 Each half-size cold-cast bronze bust is priced at $595. The artist, who grew up in Chengdu, China and now splits his time between Denver and Taiwan, said he is currently working on a large-scale Buffett sculpture.

“Charlie Munger has always been a personal hero of mine, so he was the subject of my first sculpture,” Yu said. “Creating bronze statues is like value investing and requires patience and persistence.”

Last weekend, a longtime Berkshire shareholder purchased a bust of Munger that once graced the Marriott lobby. The buyer, who requested anonymity, said he wanted the work to go to the Munger family.

Yu Shu poses for a photo with Greg Abel at Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Summarize this content to 100 words Artist Yu Shu creates a sculpture of Charlie Munger. Provided by: YushuOMAHA, Neb. — A 24-inch bronze bust of the late Charlie Munger was the talk of the town last weekend among guests at the Omaha Marriott. Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting.The hotel is located next to Berkshire's Borsheims jewelry store, which was the investment icon's preferred residence. passed away in november At age 99, he made frequent visits to his hometown and the Berkshire headquarters of his longtime partner and best friend, Warren Buffett.The sculpture, placed in the lobby along with champagne glasses and brochures, was immediately recognized by many Berkshire shareholders who passed by, as well as by two special admirers: Mr. Munger's own daughter, Wendy, and his longtime executive assistant, Dote Overt. attracted the attention of people.”When I went back to the lobby, the hotel staff was like, 'Duerte came down twice to find you,'” Yu Shu, 39, the artist who created the sculpture, told CNBC. said in an interview. “Then they called Duerte and she came down. I hugged her and said, 'It's nice to see you again.' And she was like, 'It's the first time we've met.'Zoom in iconarrow pointing outwardArtist Yu Shu poses for a photo with a bust of Charlie Munger. Provided by: YushuIndeed, this was not the first time Yuu met Oberto. The real estate agent-turned-artist and Berkshire shareholder herself paid a surprise visit to Munger's home in Los Angeles in March 2023, hoping to meet him and talk about the sculptures she was working on. . She was denied an interview, but asked Obert for a close-up shot of her profile in order to fine-tune the details of her face.It took Yu a total of 12 months and many attempts to complete the final version of the Munger bust. She has attended Berkshire's annual meeting 10 times and said her life advice from Warren Buffett inspired her to turn her love of art and Berkshire into a business. .Artist Yu Shu creates a sculpture of Charlie Munger. Provided by: Yushu“His words at the 2022 Annual Meeting resonated with me: “If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life.'' “How can you turn your passion into a business?'' I thought, “Can I do that?” Yu said.Full-size bronze bust copy Available for $19,500 Each half-size cold-cast bronze bust is priced at $595. The artist, who grew up in Chengdu, China and now splits his time between Denver and Taiwan, said he is currently working on a large-scale Buffett sculpture.”Charlie Munger has always been a personal hero of mine, so he was the subject of my first sculpture,” Yu said. “Creating bronze statues is like value investing and requires patience and persistence.”Last weekend, a longtime Berkshire shareholder purchased a bust of Munger that once graced the Marriott lobby. The buyer, who requested anonymity, said he wanted the work to go to the Munger family.Zoom in iconarrow pointing outwardYu Shu poses for a photo with Greg Abel at Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. Provided by: Yushu
https://www.cnbc.com/2024/05/11/bronze-bust-of-the-late-charlie-munger-wowed-crowd-in-omaha-at-berkshire-meeting.html A bronze bust of the late Charlie Munger wowed the crowd at the Berkshire Meeting in Omaha.

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