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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.

Czech sculptor gives the country's president the finger (video)

Prague - David Černý is a controversial Czech artist, known for his anti-communist stance. Just ahead of the parliamentary polls, he has made a statement by installing a huge purple hand with a raised middle finger, right in the middle of Prague's main river.

Artist of 'Always Franco' fame found not guilty

Madrid - Artist Eugenio Merino stole the limelight at the ARCO modern art fair in Madrid last year with a satirical piece of art depicting Francisco Franco in full uniform, inside a Coca-Cola fridge. Then he got sued for his trouble.

'The Desert Hand' — A tribute to victims of torture and injustice Special

Antofagasta - In the middle of the Atacama Desert, in a parched and forsaken region, a giant hand comes out of the ground. It is a sculpture by Chilean artist Mario Irarrázabal representing the victims of injustice and torture during the military regime in Chile.

In the present-day art scene, fragmentation delivers from vacuums Special

In a year-end analysis by the Huffington Post, 25 upcoming exhibits were profiled as the artists to watch; I caught up with local New York City artist Brad Darcy for his perspectives on the machinations of present-day art creation.

‘Sanjusangen-do’ — A splendid collection of Japanese Buddhist art Special

Kyoto - The Temple of Sanjusangen-do located in Kyoto, Japan, housing over 1000 wood-carved, gold-leaf-covered, statues of religious figures dating from the Thirteen Century, is one of the most outstanding cultural treasures of Japanese Buddhism.

Man makes sculpture of San Francisco out of toothpicks

San Francisco - Scott Weaver spent 35 years creating a sculpture of San Francisco, in all its glory. What material did he use? Why 100,000 toothpicks, of course.

Scottish artist William Turnbull has died

The renowned Scottish artist William Turnbull has died aged 90. Although Turnbull excelled in a variety of media, it was sculpture for which he was most well known and admired

Giant Gollum sculpture installed at New Zealand Airport

Gollum, one half of the popular computer-generated Middle-Earthling duo from 'Lord of the Rings', has been immortalized in a larger-than-life sculpture that now hangs in New Zealand's Wellington International Airport.

Giant slugs march on Angers Cathedral in France's Loire Valley

Angers - Dutch sculptor Florentijn Hofman does not do things by halves, so there was a sense of anticipation when it was revealed that Hofman would be constructing a sculpture in the city of Angers located in Pays de la Loire region in western France.
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The Festival of Leaves at the Park de la Tête d Or  Lyon France 2010
The Festival of Leaves at the Park de la Tête d'Or, Lyon France 2010
The Festival of Leaves at the Park de la Tête d Or  Lyon France 2010
The Festival of Leaves at the Park de la Tête d'Or, Lyon France 2010
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.
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
Sayaka Ganz s portrayal of fish spawning  using kitchen utensils
Sayaka Ganz's portrayal of fish spawning, using kitchen utensils
With permission by Sayaka Ganz
A photo of the art from James Hopkins himself.
A photo of the art from James Hopkins himself.
James Hopkins with Express Permission from the Artist himself
Some of the many sculptures in the exhibition.
Some of the many sculptures in the exhibition.
Sophie Ryder
The upside down house at Szymbark  near Gdansk  Northern Poland
The upside down house at Szymbark, near Gdansk, Northern Poland
Tourisme Durable, France via Facebook
The Festival of Leaves at the Park de la Tête d Or  Lyon France 2010
The Festival of Leaves at the Park de la Tête d'Or, Lyon France 2010
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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A giant bee presides over an area dedicated to real bees. The Eden Project collects and sells some t...
A giant bee presides over an area dedicated to real bees. The Eden Project collects and sells some tasty honey.
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)
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.
Slow Slugs climbing the steps towards Angers Cathedral with river Maine in background
Slow Slugs climbing the steps towards Angers Cathedral with river Maine in background
By permission of Florentijn Hofman
 Lady Hare  by Sophie Ryder.
"Lady Hare" by Sophie Ryder.
Kate Wilson/Twitter
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London  a view of the Roman antiquities.
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, a view of the Roman antiquities.
Bronze sculpture of Romeo and Juliet greets Palmer House guests.
Bronze sculpture of Romeo and Juliet greets Palmer House guests.
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.
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
jeff koons  balloon dog  sculpture in Venice
jeff koons 'balloon dog' sculpture in Venice
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