The sculptor of “dirty corner” (aka the Queen’s vagina) located in Versailles France says that he will not remove hateful graffiti from his sculpture, for educational reasons.
Anish Kapoor is being sued for not removing the racist graffiti. What do you think?
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Tagged Anish Kapoor, art, Dirty Corner, France, queen, sculpture, sued, vagina, Versailles
This set of musical pipes was built in 2005, and is similar to the sea-powered musical pipes created years ago by Eduardo Chillida in San Sebastián Spain.
Yesterday, Greenpeace staged an unusual protest…by putting gas masks on many of the famous statues across the city. This landmark event was meant to highlight London’s poor performance at controlling smog (the new London fog?!).
…like display of big sculptures in accessible open public space. Here is a cool work by Smaban Abbas at Cairo international airport.
photo by talkingbeautifulstuff blog
Apparently, NYC students feel that the reclining abstract sculpture by Henry Moore will not fit with the architectural surroundings in front of their university library. (Too edgy for their undergrad tastebuds…)
!..wait, there’s more (idiocy)..
It seems the protesters think all sculptures should resemble this nice but “ho hum” Classical maiden on a throne…
…instead of Moore’s abstract bronze masterpiece below
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Tagged art, bronze, Columbia University, Henry Moore, reclining figure, sculpture
It’s not everyday you think about visiting Venezuela…but should you go…here’s one stop to consider
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Tagged art, Caracas, sculpture, UNESCO, Venezuela, World Heritage
Chinese government authorities have taken down a large unapproved statue of Chairman Mao. Apparently they are afraid the former leader is gaining God-like status among the common folk.
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Tagged Chairman, China, destroyed, erection, golden, Mao, sculpture, torn down