Public Art Around The World

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

No suspects in stolen swine investigation, but statue to be replaced

Then there were two little pigs.<p>The investigation into the purloined pig from Oak Creek Park is inactive because the Temple Police Department has no …

Crime

Not OK? Sculpture of hand gesture moved over gang worries

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A sculpture showing a hand making the OK sign in New Jersey is being relocated because some people fear it too closely resembles …

Sculpture

Mayor calls for review of public art...

Public Art

The rise of public art in South Carolina

In West Ashley’s Avondale neighborhood, an alley behind the shops and bars near Magnolia Street has become an outdoor exhibition space filled with …

Street Art

The wrong sort of march to save a confederate statue Update: Who ran down the protesters?

Like so many stories these days, I first saw a video pop up on Twitter last night from someone claiming that there was a massive KKK march going on …

Black Lives Matter

The Statue Of A Dog That Caused Riots

If you've been near the English Garden in Battersea Park, you may well have noticed the dog statue pictured above. The statue may seem harmless …

London

Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue is becoming dangerous

The Disappearing Wonders of the World0:41<p>The Mona Lisa, The Great Wall of China, The Trevi Fountain; it seems some of the wonders of the world are …

King's College will 'replace busts and portraits of its founding fathers with ethnic minorities after student pressure'

• <b>King's College London will replace busts of founding fathers after campaign</b>• <b><br>Students have pressured bosses to honour scholars from ethnic</b> …

Old fountains to become new offices

THE well-known fountains at Parliament House will be converted into office space for Parliamentary staff under a $2.4 million plan.<p>Built in the late …

Anzac Cove memorial could be replaced by Islamic interpretation

ANZAC DAY: Anzac Day Haka Performed at Gallipoli Peninsula April 250:35<p>New Zealand Defense Forces performed a Haka in front of a battlefield memorial …

This standard tourist behaviour is now outlawed in Rome

AP<p><b>WHEN in Rome, don’t take a dip in the monumental fountains.</b><p>Or sit or climb on them. Best not to eat or drink on them either.<p>And don’t wash …

Florida police seek $25,000 swan sculpture stolen by naked man

Authorities in Florida are asking for the public's help finding a large $25,000 swan sculpture stolen by a naked man.

Crime

Inflatable sculpture of ballerina by Jeff Koons unveiled

NEW YORK (AP) — A massive inflatable ballerina created by artist Jeff Koons is the latest public art installation at New York's Rockefeller Center.

Sculpture

Chipping away at EU: Banksy's take on Brexit seen in Dover

LONDON (AP) — The street artist Banksy has let the world know his take on Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

Banksy

Stolen Ronald McDonald statue recovered undamaged

CLINTON, N.J. (AP) — A life-size Ronald McDonald statue stolen from a McDonald's in New Jersey last month has been found.

Policing

Muscular kangaroo's keeper suggests officials build a statue

May 5 (UPI) -- The keeper of a kangaroo that rose to international fame for his muscular physique suggested the marsupial should be immortalized with …

Australia

Controversy over Native America-inspired art installation in Pomona resolved

POMONA >> A controversy sparked by proposed wording near woodcarvings at Ganesha Park meant to recognize local Native Americans appears to have been …

Native Americans

Public Art Controversy Under Investigation - SRQ Daily Apr 21, 2017

Three Sarasota city employees remain on paid leave while officials investigate whether the city parking director wrongly influenced a recommendation …

Public Art

Fearless Girl and the Charging Bull prove why public art matters

Your recent editorial “New York tussle: The girl or the bull” missed an important point.<p>As the father of an adult daughter and husband of an ardent feminist, I was moved almost to tears when Fearless Girl appeared on my Facebook page. Someone had the chutzpah and wherewithal to insert this sprite …

Fearless Girl

Dutch Artist's Mural On West Town Building Brightens Chicago Ave.

The purple, yellow and blue-hued artwork features two owls, two foxes, a raccoon, cat and bird.

Street Art

Landmark statue of Queen Victoria gets her stolen finger back

A LANDMARK statue of Queen Victoria has finally got her forefinger back.<p>The imperious monarch’s statue in Clifftown Parade, Southend, has pointed out …

'Douchebag' of Wall Street: Suit-clad man is caught on camera humping newly installed 'Fearless Girl' statue

• <b>Suit-clad man was snapped as he humped the Fearless Girl statue on Wall Street</b>• <b><br>Alexis Kaloyanides took photo of the man and posted it to Facebook</b> …

The statues are thought to represent Pharaohs from the 19th dynasty

ARCHAEOLOGISTS in a muddy pit in a Cairo suburb on Thursday uncovered two pharaonic statues dating back more than 3,000 years.<p>The relics were found …

Egypt

‘I just wanted to feel like her’

AP<p><b>A NEW statue of a resolute young girl now faces Wall Street’s famous Charging Bull, erected by a major asset managing firm for International</b> …

Charging Bull

Tourist trying to jump onto statue in Spain gets a dose of instant karma

March 1 (UPI) -- A U.S. tourist's ill-fated attempt to jump over water to reach a statue in a Spanish coastal town was caught on camera by an amused …

Projected light creates huge dragon in Chinese fountain

Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A fountain in China is drawing attention for its unique use of projected light to make it appear as though an animated dragon is …

Anime

200kg dog sculpture found in shed

Shaya LaughlinWentworth Courier<p><b>UPDATE: A man has been charged with the alleged theft of a $25,000, 200kg dog statue from outside a Paddington …

Crime

Crushed can to be 'big' star of the show

FIRST there was the giant goon bag. This year it’s the colossal crushed can.<p><i>Cansumerism</i>, a collaboration between Perth artists Hayley Bahr and Tim …

Florida woman suing restaurant after fall from donkey statue

Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A Florida woman is suing a Mexican restaurant in the state's capital after she fell off the back of a donkey statue while posing for …

Florida