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‘Worse than Ronaldo’s’: fans mock George Best statue in Belfast

Artwork joins list of footballers’ bronzes that received less than glowing reviewsFrom Cristiano Ronaldo to Diego Maradona, a dubious likeness in bronze has become almost de rigueur for any self-respecting football superstar.Now the late, great George Best has been added to the list, after fans heaped criticism on a life-size bronze statue of the Manchester United legend that was unveiled in his native Belfast this week. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Football, Sport, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Manchester United, Sculpture, Northern Ireland, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Belfast, Diego Maradona, George Best

Dreams becomes reality: the game that can make an artist out of anyone

Digital artist Dan Hett explores the Dreamiverse, a galaxy of games, music, art and ideas created by players in a limitless virtual art studioAs a digital artist and experimental games designer, I was one of the first in line to dive into Dreams – a PlayStation 4 game that aims to give everyone the ability to unlock the potential artist within – when the developer Media Molecule opened up limited early access in April. From the breadth of its artistic toolset to the community of creators it is e...
Tags: Art, Games, Technology, Playstation, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Playstation 4, Digital Video, Dan Hett

Top 10 new outdoor artworks and exhibitions in the UK

This crop of summer exhibitions by world-class artists in sculpture parks, gardens and beaches all make for a grand day outDale Chihuly, the celebrated US glass artist, exhibited at Kew Gardens 13 years ago. It was his most recent major outdoor show in Europe – and one of the most popular exhibitions ever held at Kew. Now he is back with Chihuly: Reflections on nature – 32 dazzling installations, including his Sapphire Star, the Seaforms series and a new work specially designed for the Temperate...
Tags: Travel, Art, Europe, UK, US, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Day trips, Top 10s, Cultural Trips, United Kingdom Holidays, Pavilion, Kew Gardens, Kew, Sapphire Star

XX Marks the Spot: KAWS Goes Global

The artist known as KAWS is famous for his commercial collaborations. Now his paintings are fetching ever-higher auction prices.
Tags: Art, News, Auctions, Sculpture, Christie's, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn (NYC, Christian Dior SA, KAWS (1974-

Art in the open: the joys of Jupiter Artland sculpture park

The innovative sculpture park near Edinburgh is reopening for summer, marking its second decade with new commissions and an art and music festival‘You imagine what you desire,” reads an arty light sculpture in the grounds of Jupiter Artland. It’s my first visit to this privately owned sculpture park five miles west of Edinburgh and I’m feeling rather overwhelmed – Jupiter is a destination that challenges easy definitions. It has more than 100 acres of fields and woods, with views across rolling ...
Tags: Travel, Art, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Edinburgh, City Breaks, Jupiter, Cultural Trips, Weekend Breaks, Short breaks, Scotland Holidays, United Kingdom Holidays, Edinburgh Holidays, Anish Kapoor, Anthony Gormley

Jeff Koons ‘Rabbit’ Sets Auction Record for Most Expensive Work by Living Artist

A shiny and enigmatic steel sculpture sold for $91.1 million at Christie’s on Wednesday, edging past David Hockney.
Tags: Art, News, David, Auctions, Sculpture, Christie's, Jeff Koons, Gagosian Gallery, Christie, Jeff, Koons, Hockney, Newhouse, S I Jr

Jeff Koons ‘Rabbit’ Sets Auction Record for Most Expensive Work by Living Artist

A shiny and enigmatic steel sculpture sold for $91.1 million at Christie’s on Wednesday, edging past David Hockney.
Tags: Art, News, David, Auctions, Sculpture, Christie's, Jeff Koons, Gagosian Gallery, Christie, Jeff, Koons, Hockney, Newhouse, S I Jr

Jeff Koons ‘Rabbit’ Smashes Record for Work by a Living Artist

A shiny and enigmatic steel sculpture sold for $91.1 million at Christie’s Wednesday.
Tags: Art, News, David, Auctions, Sculpture, Christie's, Jeff Koons, Gagosian Gallery, Christie, Jeff, Koons, Hockney, Newhouse, S I Jr

In the Studio With an Artist Who Makes Giant Woman-Shaped Vases

Ruby Neri’s voluptuous ceramic sculptures depict female figures as they dance, talk and ride horses.
Tags: Art, News, Sculpture, Women and Girls, Ruby Neri

Feature: Tyree Guyton Turned a Detroit Street Into a Museum. Why Is He Taking It Down?

The artist gained international acclaim making sculptures out of the wreckage in his neighborhood. Now he must effectively destroy his work in order to save it.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Sculpture, Detroit, Tyree Guyton, Restoration and Renovation, Detroit (Mich, Area Planning and Renewal

Ghana shakes up art's 'sea of whiteness' with its first Venice pavilion

In curving galleries designed by David Adjaye, artists are using bottletop sculptures and groundbreaking photography to put Africa firmly on the biennale mapThe Venice Art Biennale, the world’s most celebrated international art event, has a history that is inextricably bound up with colonialism. Its first pavilion for the showcasing of a “national” art was established by Belgium in 1907. Britain followed soon after. European countries remain dominant at the event – at least numerically.And altho...
Tags: Art, China, Africa, Race, Video Art, Painting, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Sculpture, Belgium, Installation, Venice, Ghana

Antony Gormley is the new kid on the block in ancient Greece

The British sculptor has, controversially, been commissioned to create works for the island of Delos, a sacred classical siteIn all seasons the elements rage on Delos. In winter, salt winds pound its granite rocks; in summer the sun beats so heavily that the tiny outcrop, treeless and bare, almost vanishes in a haze of heat.But it was here, on the ancient Greek world’s most sacred isle, that Apollo, the god of light and his twin sister Artemis, the moon goddess, were born. And it was here in the...
Tags: Art, Europe, Greece, World news, Art and design, Sculpture, Antony Gormley, Delos, Aegean

Conceptual Sculpture Highlights at Frieze New York 2019

Seven multi-dimensional works that provoke imagination After a monumental Los Angeles debut earlier this year, Frieze Art Fair returns to New York. Set within pop-up pavilions of epic proportion—accessible by ferry on Randall’s Island—the acclaimed assembly of global art galleries presents their best. And it may be the most fetching iteration of Frieze (in this location) to date. From the grand mixed-media introduction to the …
Tags: Art, New York, Design, Los Angeles, Culture, Sculpture, Island, Paintings, Randall, Art Fairs, Frieze New York, Fairs, Frieze art fair, Large Scale Art

Frieze Week 2019: When Dawoud Bey Met David Hammons

In the ’80s, a portrait photographer coming into his own captured an enigmatic artist creating his own legend. Rarely exhibited, the images are here, and at Frieze New York.
Tags: Art, Photography, News, David, Sculpture, Ny, Blacks, Bey, Frieze New York, David Hammons, Hammons, Harlem (Manhattan, Dawoud, Dawoud Bey

A lamp with counterweight that could be an art installation

We love it when a domestic, functional product boarders on becoming a sculptural piece of art that’s on display within the home. This is precisely the case with the Node Lamp, which carries an intriguing and alluring aesthetic that grabs the attention of passers-by, without compromising on its core functionality.Designed for use on a desk, Node features a rigorous design that floods the workspace with light; it can be manipulated in a series of directions so the light can be targeted exactly whe...
Tags: Design, Sculpture, Lighting, Product Design, Table Lamp, Max Voytenko, Node Lamp

Venice Beach May Lose a Landmark: A Mark di Suvero Sculpture

The 60-foot-tall sculpture, a popular meeting point for nearly two decades, will be dismantled and moved by the end of the year unless Los Angeles finds a way to keep it.
Tags: Art, News, Los Angeles, Sculpture, Venice Beach, Mark, Calif, Steel and Iron, Los Angeles (Calif, L.A. Louver (Los Angeles, Di Suvero, Venice Beach (Calif

"I draw a lot, that’s really the beginning of it all. I draw in bed, usually watching a Charlie Chan movie."

"The drawings are very small. I’ll put them on a copier and blow them up to get a general picture of what they’ll look like at a certain scale. And then I start building the models at full scale, at six inches max. I can envision things, to a degree, three-dimensionally. I’m not saying I have visions, but some little idea will come popping into my head. It might be based on something I’ve seen, and subconsciously it finds its way onto paper."From "An Artist Who Makes Irreverent, and Pocket-Size,...
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Monir Farmanfarmaian, 96, Dies; Artist Melded Islam and the Abstract

A Persian sculptor, she was known for abstract compositions of mirrors and glass. In her 10th decade she received a Guggenheim retrospective.
Tags: Art, News, Iran, Sculpture, Deaths (Obituaries, Monir Farmanfarmaian, Farmanfarmaian, Monir Shahroudy, Artist Melded Islam

An Artist Who Makes Irreverent, and Pocket-Size, Sculptures

Ron Nagle helped pave the way for clay artists to be taken seriously — but he still has a sense of humor. Ahead of a new solo show, he discusses his work, his dog and his TV habits.
Tags: Art, News, Sculpture, Ny, Matthew, Clay, Marks, Nagle, Gallery (Manhattan, Ceramics and Pottery, Ron Nagle, Ron (1939-

Snailiens and other delights from Ravendark Creations

Arend Smith -- AKA Ravendark Creations -- is an Etsy seller who sculpts beautiful monsters in a variety of materials, ranging from the Snailien (3.75" x 4.25" x 7", resin, $150) to the Miskatonic Bookworm (6.5" x 6" x 11"; resin, chicken quills, epoxy, many finishes available, $275) which is also available as a Chrysalis (9.75" x 4.5" x 4.75", custom finishes available, $150); to massive custom piece like this massive apoxie/bronze/iron octopus (6" - 10'!) -- or a wonderfully/horribly squishy S...
Tags: Art, Post, Happy Mutants, Gift Guide, News, Etsy, Sculpture, Cthulhu, Mashups, Chrysalis, Giger, Fhtagn, Dad And Grads, Arend Smith, Snailien

Leper Messiah: Dig This New Sculpture Of Iggy Pop’s Most Iconic Pose

A new company called Wax Face Toys is launching with a remarkable figurine of Iggy Pop. Wax Face make licensed figures in resin and vinyl featuring cult heroes from the world of music and film. The Iggy figurine was sculpted in London by former Madame Tussauds artists and measures 15.7 inches (40 centimeters). More: Wax Face Toys h/t: dangerousminds It is based on the well-known photograph taken... Source
Tags: Music, Design, London, Rock, Sculpture, Wax, Classic, Iggy Pop, Wax Face Toys, Iggy Pop Wax Face

Critic’s Pick: Celestial Visions on the Met Roof

High above Manhattan, Alicja Kwade’s planetary sculpture captures the music of the spheres.
Tags: Art, News, Sculpture, Manhattan, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Alicja, Alicja Kwade, Kwade

You Can Live With A Polar Bear Mother And Cub With These Life-Sized Art Masterpieces

This unique work is the first in film-oriented creative studio Blast, Inc.’s ANIMALS AS ART product line. Blast, Inc.’s producer Junya Okabe got the idea after he had the misfortune of seeing a taxidermy specimen of a once living polar bear set up in a storefront during a visit abroad. More: Shop h/t: grapee Although deeply saddened to know that such as majestic creature had been... Source
Tags: Design, Animals, Beer, Sculpture, Mother, Polar, Blast Inc, Junya Okabe

Jadayupara, The Largest Bird Sculpture In The World

Jatayu Earth Centre – The worlds largest bird sculpture is the new attraction of India, which is in Kerala 50 kilometer from Trivandrum towards North (Cochin direction). Traveling from Cochin to Trivandrum, this is 170 kilometer from Cochin, 114km from Alleppey and is 40km from Kollam. This is the masterpiece creation of Mr. Rajiv Anchal with a dedicated work of 10 years and the message being... Source
Tags: Travel, Design, India, World, Sculpture, Bird, Largest, Kerala, Rajiv Anchal, Alleppey, Cochin, Trivandrum, Jadayupara, Jatayu Earth Centre, North Cochin

Oblivion Factory: new sculptures from Jud Turner

Sculptor Jud Turner (previously) sends us two new pieces: Deindustry ("a meditation on the industrial divinity of late-stage capitalism, and combines my fear of heights with my fear of over-industrialization") and Scale of Themis ("an imagined tool for the Greek goddess Themis to weigh possible civilizations against each other. The tiny differences in these two -- vertical stackers vs. horizontal placers -- seem to balance out"). Deindustry: 40" x 30" x 10" Scale of Themis: 32" x 40...
Tags: Art, Post, Happy Mutants, News, Sculpture, Assemblage, Jud Turner, Late Stage Capitalism

A Miracle of Timing: The Statues That Escaped the Notre-Dame Fire

Sculptures of the Twelve Apostles and four evangelists had been removed from the cathedral for restoration just days before the fire in Paris on Monday.
Tags: News, France, Sculpture, Paris, Patrick, Restoration and Renovation, Fires and Firefighters, Notre Dame Cathedral (Paris, Palem, SOCRA

A sculptural, hand-made lamp inspired by black holes

Sculptor Art Donovan (previously) writes in about "Event Horizon," his newest lamp, inspired by black holes. Two weeks ago, I had finished this design called, "Event Horizon" to find that the subject of Black Holes and that incredible, historic image was all over the news last week. My own "E.V." was inspired by both my NASA experience and also the 2014 Christopher Nolan film, "Interstellar". That film's beautiful vision of the fictional Black Hole, "Gargantua" was dramatically and accurat...
Tags: Art, Post, Space, Christopher Nolan, News, Housewares, Nasa, Sculpture, Kip Thorne, Black Holes, Event Horizon, Gargantua, Art Donovan, Donovan New Art

Artist designs a machine-learning assisted sculpture, then casts it in the powdered remains of the computer used to design it

Ben Snell's sculpture Dio was created by training a machine learning system on a corpus of 1,000+ sculptures, tweaked in some unspecified way by Snell, who then 3D printed a mold based on the final shape: he filled the mold with a resin impregnated with the computer that ran the algorithm, which Snell had ground to powder. “I consider myself, not the computer, to be the artist,” he says. But he also talks enthusiastically about the agency of his algorithms, saying that “Dio began by tryin...
Tags: Art, Post, News, 3d Printing, Sculpture, Machine Learning, Ai, Dio, Snell, ML, James Vincent The Verge, Ben Snell

Medusa veil rings by Sofia Zakia

Montreal designer Sofia Zakia created her Medusa veil ring in 2018, and she sells it in yellow or rose gold (also available with ruby eye). They're gorgeous and pricey: $1430-$1510. (via Super Punch)
Tags: Jewelry, Post, Happy Mutants, Gift Guide, News, Sculpture, Montreal, Gorgons, Sofia Zakia

All the presidents’ busts – in pictures

Standing nearly 20 feet high, 43 US presidents’ busts, remnants from a bankrupted theme park, are stored in Croaker, Virginia, on the property of Howard Hankins who is seeking to restore the massive sculptures. Hankins has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to relocate the statues to a place where they can be visited by all Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Photography, Virginia, US, World news, US news, Culture, US politics, Art and design, Sculpture, Hankins, Howard Hankins, Croaker Virginia