Many art historians consider The Thinker to be the most famous sculpture in the world. Countless media campaigns and programs have used it. The statue even played an important role in the early days of television when it was incorporated in a popular TV show called "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis."
Iconic sculpture undergoes facelift
Unlike the various missing statues of Santa Claus, Ronald McDonald, and the Frisch’s Big Boy, the absent Thinker is not the work of thieves.