Lifestyle: Psy’s horse-riding dance to be made into landmark

(From Yonhap)

The signature horse-riding dance move by South Korean rap sensation Psy will be made into a landmark in front of a large shopping complex in southern Seoul, the local district office said Friday.

Proposed Psy statue

Proposed Psy statue

The sculpture will consist of two fists positioned in the wrist movement of the dance routine from the 2012 music video for the hit “Gangnam Style,” according to the Gangnam District Office. From above, it will look like two hands wrapping around the Earth.

The office plans to place the sculpture near the COEX shopping and exhibition center before the end of the year, aiming to build a landmark symbolic of the area, such as London’s Piccadilly Circus and Chicago’s Cloud Gate.

It will be designed by Hwang Man-seok, an artist belonging to the Visual Information Design Association of Korea.

The music video for “Gangnam Style,” which catapulted Psy to worldwide fame nearly three and a half years ago, currently holds the Guinness World Record as the most liked YouTube video.

With more than 2.4 billion views, it also remains the most watched K-pop music video of all time.

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