Public Art Around The World

By tanyaizzard | Quirky news stories about statues, sculptures and monuments from around the world

Richmond council votes to give itself veto power on public art

At a city meeting in June, council voted to give itself the power to approve or refuse any piece of artwork on public or private property as part of …

Art

Dazzling WWI Camouflage Public Art Project Transforms a Historic New York Fireboat

Tauba Auerbach, <i>Flow Separation</i> (2018) (commissioned by Public Art Fund and 14-18 NOW and presented on Fireboat John J. Harvey in New York Harbor, …

Trump supporters enraged by ‘angry baby’ balloon to fly over London during president’s UK trip

Plans to fly a giant balloon depicting Donald Trump as an angry orange baby over London when the US president visits next Friday have enraged his …

City Halls

Woman climbs Statue of Liberty

The woman who was wearing a “Rise and Resist” shirt scaled the base of the statue on July 4, shortly after several people were arrested after hanging …

Rights & Freedoms

500-year-old statue destroyed by amateur artist

OUTRAGE has been sparked after a Spanish priest asked a local schoolteacher to restore a priceless 16th-Century statue of St George.

Comic Books

Dragon sculpture stolen from Nanaimo park

Nanaimo city officials are breathing fire after a 1.2-metre-tall aluminum dragon was stolen from a public park on Friday.The “Rock Dragon” sculpture …

Nanaimo

Anish Kapoor Sues NRA for Copyright Infringement of Bean Sculpture

The artist is demanding repayment for his legal fees and $150,000 per infringement. Read MoreThe post Anish Kapoor Sues NRA for Copyright …

His last sculpture let you walk on water. Now artist Christo's floating 7,506 oil barrels on a London lake

Christo is an artist known for his larger than life installations that temporarily disrupt urban landscapes. He funds each project himself – from …

Thanks but no thanks: Jeff Koons 'remembrance' tulips booted from Paris museum

After months of controversy, a Jeff Koons sculpture the American artist gave the city in remembrance of the 2015 Paris attacks victims will not find a home in front of the capital’s Museum of Modern Art and the Palais de Tokyo.<p>Officials from the ministry of culture and the city of Paris will meet …

LONDON BECOMES HOME TO WORLD’S FIRST CRYPTO SCULPTURE: “CRYPTO CONNECTION” BY FEDERICO CLAPIS, POWERED BY EIDOO

This week the UK is displaying the world’s first public sculpture dedicated to the rapidly growing cryptocurrency ecosystem. “Crypto Connection – …

Marilyn Monroe statue showing icon's butt draws ire after being placed near Connecticut church

HARTFORD, Conn. — Marilyn Monroe’s rear is getting some leers in Connecticut.<p>A 26-foot statue of the iconic actress has been placed in a Stamford …

Long-Awaited Nick Cave Statue To Be Crowdfunded For Singer’s Hometown

A long-awaited statue of Australian singer-songwriter Nick Cave is set to be crowdfunded for the musician’s hometown of Warracknabeal in rural …

Parents Billed $132,000 after Child Breaks Art Piece

The parents of a five-year-old boy have been hit with a $132,000 bill after their son knocked over a sculpture.<p>CCTV footage of the incident last …

Love it or hate it, Perth’s public art has its fans and detractors

The explosion of public art has delivered a combination of prominent and often pricey pieces of artwork around the city and suburbs.

A hot dog bus and a snowman in June: the best in US public art this summer

Spending time in a museum doesn’t always seem like a fitting activity for the summer months and this year, a number of public projects in the US aim to allow visitors the opportunity to appreciate art while also soaking up rays.<p>This year has already seen a solar-powered Stonehenge in the Marfa …

Should public art be commercialized? Montreal Mural Festival spurs discussion

The Montreal Mural Festival was born out of a desire to make public art more accessible, and, of course, a love of street art — but what happens when …

Best Public Art - Los Lagartos, San Jacinto Plaza

“Luis Jimenez is one of the most accomplished El Paso artists, receiving recognition nationally and abroad,” El Paso Museum of Art director Victoria …

Police in Italy hunting for thieves who stole underwater statue of Christ

Thieves in Italy have stolen an underwater statue of Christ which was an attraction for divers and a location for scuba-diving couples to tie the knot.<p>The bronze statue, “Christ of the Deep”, has stood on the seabed off the Adriatic coast since it was installed in 1994.<p>Its theft was discovered this …

Qatar Museums unveils two public art installations to mark blockade anniversary

Doha: Qatar Museums (QM) unveiled two public art installations by British artist Martin Creed and emerging Qatari ARToonist Ghada Al Khater. The …

Kenya turns flip-flops into art - in pictures

Discarded plastic shoes litter beaches across the world, but environmental project is transforming them into animal ornaments and jewellery

STEPHEN FOSTER STATUE: Pittsburgh's Stephen Foster statue, scrutinized as racist, comes down

Loading...<p><b>PITTSBURGH</b> - The statue of composer Stephen Foster that had stood in Schenley Plaza in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood since 1940 was …

7ft bronze stag stolen from Leicestershire garden may be in Wales

A 7ft bronze stag stolen from a £3m Leicestershire home in a convertible car may have been spotted in Wales.<p>Owner Jayne Webb says she had been told …

Horsing around! Princess Anne gets caught in a rain shower as she unveils a new equine 'Kelpies' sculpture in Edinburgh

Horsing around! Princess Anne gets caught in a rain shower as she unveils a new equine 'Kelpies' sculpture in Edinburgh<p><b>Princess Anne visited</b> …

Is this the original face of god?

It was made of a single trunk of larchwood. It had been carved into a smooth plank.<p>It was covered with carefully engraved patterns — and topped with …

Town wants UFO memorial moved; witness objects

SHEFFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A memorial in a remote corner of Massachusetts that marks a 1969 UFO sighting has been ordered moved, but one man who …

Sheep thief taunts owner with kidnap poster

Protesters yank down angel sculpture in Athens, saying it looks like Satan

ATHENS (Reuters) - Black-clad protesters in southern Athens have torn down a red sculpture shaped like an angel and broke its wings in a fresh act of …

Vandals demanding to change the date of Australia Day spray paint the Aboriginal flag and the words 'no pride' on Captain Cook statue just one day before the patriotic celebration

• <b>A Captain Cook statue has been vandalised ahead of Australia Day celebrations</b>• <b><br>The statue in St Kilda, Melbourne's southeast, was targeted on Wednesday</b> …

Animal welfare activists hatch plan to build a memorial at the site of a truck rollover that killed 1500 chickens

• <b>A truck carrying 6000 chickens rolled on a busy highway on Monday</b>• <b><br>The vehicle overturned on Melbourne Road near Separation Street in Geelong</b>• <b><br>Animal</b> …