Local artist designs statue of Austin icon Leslie Cochran, displayed on 6th street

A statue memorializing a well-known Austin icon now has a permanent place on Sixth Street.

The statue of famous Austin cross- dresser Leslie Cochran was placed on a bench at Sixth and Congress Friday.

The statue was designed by local artist Spencer Nutting and has been in development for the last few months.

Leslie died in 2012 at the age of 60.