Public Art Around The World

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

Projected light creates huge dragon in Chinese fountain

Ben Hooper<br>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 …

SpaceX

200kg dog sculpture found in shed

POLICE have busted an art thief who stole a 200kg sculpture from Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

Australian News

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 …

Sculpture

Florida woman suing restaurant after fall from donkey statue

Ben Hooper<br>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 …

Florida

[Lee Jae-min] Going back 700 years

Figuring out what happened 700 years ago is undoubtedly a daunting task. When there is no official or reliable record, i

European History

Snow sculpting teams gather in Wisconsin for national event

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (AP) — Fifteen teams of snow sculptors from 13 states have gathered in Wisconsin for the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship.

David Andrews

Beloved supermarket cat to be immortalized with crowdfunded statue

Daniel Uria<br>Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A group of people in a town in England have a launched a crowdfunding campaign to honor a cat that once resided in a …

Wildlife

Why Facebook banned this iconic image

news.com.au<p><b>FACEBOOK wants you all to know it is strictly not a place to post your nudes.</b><p>And evidently, that rule applies whether you’re a human being …

Controversy over Denver Art Museum’s “Wheel” leads to deeper understanding

Thankfully, the “Wheel” controversy has come full circle.<p>The “Wheel” itself — 10 red porcelain trees astrologically placed outside the Denver Art …

Why people are flipping out over this statue

Unveiling ceremony at Croydon Park1:00<p>The first 'comfort women' statue in the southern hemisphere was unveiled at Croydon park on the weekend.<p>6 …

Australia

‘$60,000 note’ found in statue head

Melissa MitchellWentworth Courier<p><b>AN EXTREMELY rare Chinese banknote found hidden in a statue is expected to fetch as much as $60,000 when it goes to</b> …

Congress Heights’ Newest Public Arts Installation Is Boring, Inoffensive...And Reviled

Who could hate a mess of wood, brass, and plastic balls?<p>Apparently, a lot of people. The “Infinity Beacon,” a temporary mish-mash of a sculpture …

Art

Yellow Peril all over again? Foley attacks Doyle over new Melbourne sculpture Habitat-Filter

You could be forgiven for thinking it was 1978 all over again.<p>Melbourne's lord mayor Robert Doyle and Victoria's Creative Industries Minister Martin …

Australian News

Art detectives needed for the nation

Art UK, the website housing the entire public collection of oil paintings in the UK, is calling on the art trade to help it identify works on its …

Art

Two disrespectful teenagers urinate on a war memorial and film it for Snapchat - leaving veterans outraged

• <b>Two 17-year-old boys reported to have urinated on a war memorial</b> <b></b>• <b><br>The teenagers handed themselves in to police after the act on Thursday</b>• <b><br>The incident</b> …

Soviet star atop Russian building painted to look like Spongebob's sidekick

VORONEZH, Russia, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A Soviet star atop a tower in a Russian city is going viral after vandals painted it with a familiar face: Patrick …

Russia

Monument to the Unelected: Hillary joins every other presidential election loser on lawn of Brooklyn home

• <b>The sign backing the former First Lady and Secretary of State is part of Nina Katchadourian's Monument to the Unlected</b>• <b><br>Katchadourian's work features</b> …

Kiss of death? Mural of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton locking lips emerges in Melbourne - just as U.S. election results roll in

• <b>Lushsux has painted a mural of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton</b>• <b><br>The painting, at Melbourne's Richmond, shows the pair kissing</b>• <b><br>Pictures of the mural</b> …

From Klingon to Public Art

<i><br>Office of Public, a nationally-recognized organization dedicated to the education and technical support of public art in our region, hosts public art</i> …

Linguistics

Awe-inspiring Ghost Train lights up Capitol Drive

<b>Shorewood -</b> More than 1,000 people flooded the west end of Capitol Drive in Shorewood on Halloween night for the first run of the long-anticipated …

Sculptures (destroyed) by the Sea: Huge waves batter Sydney's coast as world famous art exhibition is ruined when three installations are wrecked

• <b>Three installations at Sydney's Sculpture by the Sea have been destroyed</b>• <b><br>A number of other artworks have been damaged by the wild conditions</b>• <b><br>Tamarama</b> …

Lewd Hillary Clinton statue sparks fight

A NEARLY naked statue of Hillary Clinton has sparked commuter chaos, along with a fight among disturbed onlookers. WARNING: Cannot be unseen.

Hillary Clinton

Mumbai's Changing, One Station At A Time Through Public Art | Mumbai NYOOOZ

Summary: There's van Gogh and a Monet, Harry Potter and even Mumbai's famous six sigma dabbawalas - all sharing the same space. You see people moving …

NYC is trolling tourists with an elaborate story about a deadly octopus attack

Lauren McMah and APnews.com.au<p><b>A TERRIBLE tragedy unfolded in New York City in 1963, when a giant octopus attacked a Staten Island ferry and dragged</b> …

Runaway inflatable duck quacks up traffic on Glasgow road

GLASGOW, Scotland, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Drivers dealing with heavy winds in Scotland found themselves stunned by an additional morning commute obstacle …

Michigan man living inside art project has plug pulled by authorities

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Authorities removed a plug providing power to a Michigan man who has been living in a large wooden sphere as …

Guggenheim's 18-karat gold toilet available for public use

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A golden toilet at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York was made available for public use on Friday.<p>The …

Giant orange dinosaur survives extinction of miniature golf course | Grand Forks News

Daniel UriaSAUGUS, Mass., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A giant orange dinosaur will remain on a street in Massachusetts, despite the closure of the miniature …

Behold The Giant $150 Million Public Art 'Vessel' Coming To Hudson Yards

fullscreen<p>The renderings for the forthcoming public art installation at the Hudson Yards development have been revealed, and if you've ever wanted to …