Bart Simpson Actress Unveils First of Two Bart Simpson Sculptures

Some Nancy Cartwright artwork to help celebrate The Simpsons' 25th anniversary.

NancyCarwrightStatuesHow long has The Simpsons been on the air? Well, when the concept first debuted in short form on The Tracy Ullman Show, Rupert Murdoch was in his fifties.

Today, several profitable decades later, the News Corp. and animated series twain are meeting in a most dynamic additional way. From an AM New York report:

Fox will unveil a bronze bust of Bart Simpson created by [actress Nancy] Cartwright outside the News Corp. building at 1211 Avenue of the Americas. The veteran voice actress, who will be on hand for the special event, said the statue is a testament to the writers, artists and the show’s other crew who made The Simpsons the longest running scripted sitcom of all time.

“For me as an artist, I like to think that art can change the perspective of the viewer and gives hope,” she said in a phone interview. “To be a part of this ensemble… I treasure it.”

Cartwright has been doing some media appearances in and around the dedication. She told SiriusXM that she was “blown away” by how many people showed up for today’s 11 a.m. NYC event. The actress will be unveiling a second, similar “Bartman” bronze bust next Friday on USC’s Film School campus.