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Brazilian sculptor Francisco Brennand dies age 92

S - Francisco Brennand, a Brazilian sculptor best known for his monumental work in ceramics, died Thursday in his native Recife at age 92, hospital officials said.His death was attributed to respiratory problems.

Lebanese artist turns shrapnel into sculptures

Birut - There is a violinist, a farmer tilling his field, and a cockerel with a propeller for a head. All were once rockets, artillery shells, or bullets falling on Lebanon's battlefields.

Sculptor gets laughs in New York with monuments to fake tragedies

New York - It all started in 2016 with a bronze statue commemorating the tragic day in November 1963 when a giant octopus upended the Staten Island ferry, killing nearly 400 people in New York.Wait, what -- a giant octopus? Artist Joseph Reginella smiles.

Paris finds spot for controversial Jeff Koons tribute

Paris - A controversial art tribute to victims of the 2015 Paris attacks created by US artist Jeff Koons will be installed in central Paris at a site near the Champs Elysees, a city official said Friday.

Maldives destroys British statues deemed offensive to Islam

Colombo - Police armed with pickaxes and power tools have destroyed a modern artwork by a celebrated British sculptor in the Maldives, after the outgoing president in the tourist haven declared the installation offensive to Islam.

Poetry in motion: enter the world of the 'scrap metal poet'

Lizio - With its fairytale towers, quirky animated sculptures, fantastical constructions and musical fountains, the inventive world crafted out of discarded junk by the man known as the "Scrap Metal Poet" is tucked away deep in the northwestern French countrys...

Berlin museum returns Nazi-looted treasure

Berlin - A Berlin museum Monday said it had formally restituted a 15th century religious wooden sculpture to the heirs of former owners, a Jewish couple who fled the Nazi regime.

American artist Jack Whitten dies aged 78

New York - American painter and sculptor Jack Whitten has died at the age of 78, his gallery announced on Sunday.The black artist was known for continually evolving over his five-decade career -- from painting to sculpture and from figurative to abstract.

The forgotten history of Rodin's Napoleon, found in New Jersey

Washington - Napoleon Bonaparte and Auguste Rodin are both household names in their own right. But a bust of the French emperor created by the master sculptor faded into oblivion in an American town, only to be discovered by chance.

Russia unveils controversial Stalin bust

Moscow - A bronze bust of Joseph Stalin was unveiled in Moscow on Friday amid increasing concerns in Russia that the authorities are seeking to whitewash the Soviet dictator's crimes.

Op-Ed: Marin Society of Artists host sculpture exhibit celebration Special

San Rafael - With 49 Sculptors and 72 pieces of sculptured art on display, The Marin Society of Artists is very pleased to present in their venue the exhibit now showing to celebrate International Sculpture Day which is on April 24.

Bull versus the girl: iconic NY statues at loggerheads

New York - A battle is heating up between two iconic New York statues, the legendary "Charging Bull" and new kid on the block "Fearless Girl," with gender equality, artistic integrity and copyright issues at stake.

Op-Ed: Spring is time for art in the San Francisco Bay Area Special

San Rafael - As spring blossoms out, the points of interest for art lovers in the San Francisco Bay area are abundant. Like the those 'April rain showers' that bring forth the flowers, like the rhyme says, is so true for the local artistic scene.

Wall Street's 'Fearless Girl' statue to stay until 2018

New York - The popular bronze statue of a young girl staring down a bull on Wall Street will stay in place until March 2018, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.

Chinese mall features Trump-like bird

Bejing - A Chinese shopping mall is ringing in the year of the rooster with a giant sculpture of a chicken that looks like US president-elect Donald Trump.

Sculptor of iconic knotted revolver, symbol of peace, dies

Stockholm - Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reutersward, best known for his iconic sculpture of a revolver with a knotted barrel displayed outside the UN headquarters in New York, has died aged 81, Swedish officials said Wednesday.

Giant statue of ex-Chinese leader Mao Zedong demolished

Bejing - A gargantuan gold-painted statue of Communist China's founding father Mao Zedong has suddenly been demolished, apparently for lacking government approval, state media said Friday, days after images of it went viral.

Giant statue for China's Chairman Mao

Bejing - A gargantuan gold-painted statue of Communist China's founding father Mao Zedong has been erected in open countryside by a group of capitalists at a cost of 3 million yuan ($460,000), reports said.

Moscow art smashed as Orthodox activists denounce 'blasphemy'

Moscow - Sculptures by a renowned Soviet artist on show in central Moscow were smashed after being denounced by Orthodox activists as "blasphemous.

Giant statue of Orthodox prince stirs controversy in Moscow

Moscow - Scaffolding surrounds the vast clay sculpture-in-progress inside a warehouse on Moscow's outskirts, yet already the statue of Vladimir the Great has caused an outcry as big as the monument itself.

Lighting strikes twice on San Francisco Bay bridge

San Francisco - Funding has been found to turn 25,000 temporary flashing lights on the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge into a permanent art installation, the nonprofit arts group behind the project said this week.

22 firefighters rescue student trapped in giant vagina sculpture

An exchange student from America attempted to crawl inside a vagina sculpture in Germany and It took nearly two dozen rescue workers to free him after he got trapped.

Amazing sculpture changes form based on where you view it from

Perspective can do some tricky things to the human mind. In this case it is used to create a piece of art that changes based on where you look at it from. Watch the video yourself and decide whether it is spectacular or not.

Spain's 'Always Shameless' artist hits New York City art scene Special

New York - A Spanish star will shine at the UNIX Gallery in NYC from June 12 to July 12, as the work of artist Eugenio Merino goes on show in his “Always Shameless” exhibition. This despite legal battles by the artist to defend his freedom of speech in Spain.

NY Met Museum of Art features Hindu-Buddhist sculpture exhibition

New York - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York is featuring an exhibition called “Lost Kingdoms Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century” till July 27, 2014.

Artist has an eye for detail Special

Edmonton - Ryan Wispinski has an eye for detail. Not just an eye, but a talent for creating images within images in most of his pieces of art.

Review: Francis Bacon And Henry Moore Together In Terror And Beauty Special

Toronto - The work of two wildly different artists is paired for a new exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario. While it's ambitious, Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty disappoints with a false sense of connection between the artists.

Artist makes sculptures out of old wrenches

Boort - Meet John Piccoli, also known as "the Spanner Man." He's a metal working sculptor, but doesn't work with just any metal. His medium? Old, rusty wrenches.

Giacometti exhibit in Rome explores power of human body

Rome - The striking, skeletal forms of Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti are juxtaposed with corpulent neo-classical and baroque Italian masterpieces in a new exhibition in Rome exploring the evocative power of the human body.

6.3-magnitude NZ quake crash lands Hobbit eagle sculpture on teen

Wellington - An eagle sculpture with a 45 ft wingspan was hanging from the ceiling in Wellington Airport to promote the popular Hobbit films. A 6.3-magnitude earthquake today sent it sprawling from its perch down to the floor.
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Florentijn Hofman s Fat Monkey (São Paulo  2010)
Florentijn Hofman's Fat Monkey (São Paulo, 2010)
By permission of Florentijn Hofman
A natural sculpture depicting  Eve   one of the most eye-catching features within the wild gardens o...
A natural sculpture depicting "Eve", one of the most eye-catching features within the wild gardens of the Eden Project, Cornwall.
An eagle like bird glares down at passers-by in the Eden Project.
An eagle like bird glares down at passers-by in the Eden Project.
ghost net sculpture in the making  CIAF
ghost net sculpture in the making, CIAF
Polish upside down house at Szymbark  Northern Poland
Polish upside down house at Szymbark, Northern Poland
Poland Travel - Polish Tourist Office
A sculpture  cleverly placed and viewed at the right angle appears to be the head of an extraterrest...
A sculpture, cleverly placed and viewed at the right angle appears to be the head of an extraterrestrial visitor.
The 20-foot high sculpture had to be moved because people were walking into it while texting.
The 20-foot high sculpture had to be moved because people were walking into it while texting.
Sophie Ryder
 Motley Crowd   1998/2010. Wooden relief with metal 24 3/8 x 24 3⁄4 x 2 3/8 in. Twelve pieces. Cou...
"Motley Crowd", 1998/2010. Wooden relief with metal 24 3/8 x 24 3⁄4 x 2 3/8 in. Twelve pieces. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
A 13 metre long Gollum dove into Wellington Airport to catch fish swimming in the main terminal buil...
A 13 metre long Gollum dove into Wellington Airport to catch fish swimming in the main terminal building
Wellington Airport
Yida (Comb)  1994/2010. Wooden relief  24 x 76 1⁄2 x 3⁄4 in. Seventeen pieces. Courtesy of the a...
Yida (Comb), 1994/2010. Wooden relief, 24 x 76 1⁄2 x 3⁄4 in. Seventeen pieces. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
El Anatsui   Gravity and Grace   2010. Aluminum and copper wire  145 5/8 x 441 in. (369.9 x 1120.1 c...
El Anatsui, "Gravity and Grace", 2010. Aluminum and copper wire, 145 5/8 x 441 in. (369.9 x 1120.1 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photograph by Andrew McAllister, courtesy of the Akron Art Museum.
Andrew McAllister
Commissioned for the Wellcome Collection’s new exhibition  Being Human  5318008  a sculpture desig...
Commissioned for the Wellcome Collection’s new exhibition, Being Human, 5318008, a sculpture designed to symbolize breast milk.
Naum Gabo s vibrating sculpture  at Tate Modern.
Naum Gabo's vibrating sculpture, at Tate Modern.
Ganz s artwork of birds in flight
Ganz's artwork of birds in flight
With permission by Sayaka Ganz
El Anatsui   Earth’s Skin   2007. Aluminum and copper wire  177 x 394 in. (449.6 x 1000.8 cm). Cou...
El Anatsui, "Earth’s Skin", 2007. Aluminum and copper wire, 177 x 394 in. (449.6 x 1000.8 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photograph by Joe Levack, courtesy of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.
Joe Levack
Steelman sculpture by Florentijn Hofman in Amsterdam  Holland
Steelman sculpture by Florentijn Hofman in Amsterdam, Holland
By permission of Florentijn Hofman’s
Hepworth s Family of Man in bronze  1970  at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park  U.K.
Hepworth's Family of Man in bronze, 1970, at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, U.K.
Andrew Dunn
See here is one of Sha Sha Higby s dance costumes displayed as sculpture. All of her works serve to ...
See here is one of Sha Sha Higby's dance costumes displayed as sculpture. All of her works serve to help her in her dance performances.
Diane Poinski, courtesy of Sha Sha Higby
Henry Moore  Falling Warrior  1956-57. Bronze  65 x 154 x 85 cm. Tate Modern  London © The Henry Mo...
Henry Moore, Falling Warrior, 1956-57. Bronze, 65 x 154 x 85 cm. Tate Modern, London © The Henry Moore Foundation. All Rights Reserved, DACS / SODRAC (2013) www.henry-moore.org
© The Henry Moore Foundation. All Rights Reserved, DACS / SODRAC (2013)
Latest sculpture by Eugenio Merino of Spanish Dictator Francisco Franco as a punching ball.
Latest sculpture by Eugenio Merino of Spanish Dictator Francisco Franco as a punching ball.
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