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PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Palm Springs, the iconic Southern California desert resort that was once Frank Sinatra’s playground, will soon have a sandbox for 10 giant naked babies.

The Desert Sun newspaper reports developer Michael Braun has arranged for the 8-foot-tall (2.44-meter-tall) sculptures by Czech Republic artist David Cerny (CHEHR’-nee) to be displayed in a downtown lot where residential units will eventually be built.

The statues show the infants in a crawling position and they have barcodes instead of faces. They were previously displayed crawling up Prague’s, Zizvok Television Tower, where they were called “The 10 Babies.”

They will be on loan to the Palm Springs developer for 20 months. Braun says some people hate the “Babies” and some like them, but he hopes that will create a conversation.

The sculptures debut June 5.


Information from: The Desert Sun,