Sculptures

Fabrice Fouillet’s photos of world’s largest statues

Fabrice Fouillet’s Colosses Through several centuries, there have been different statues erected around the world. These statues vary in size and what they represent. Photographer Fabrice Fouillet embarked on a tour to study and take photographs of the biggest and most imposing statues in the world; A project he named Colosses. The idea behind the …

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Thomas Demand’s Grotto – 52 tons of cardboard cut into 900,000 pieces

Thomas Demand has ignited the imaginations and adventurous sides of viewers with his photography piece, titled Grotto. Pulling viewers into an underground cavern covered in beautiful bright stalactites and stalagmites, art lovers find themselves in the center of the earth. However, if viewers look a little deeper, they will find much more with Grotto …

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Michelangelo Pistoletto’s nude Venus inspects a rag of clothes (sfw)

Pistoletto’s rise to fame Born in 1933 in Biella, Italy, Michelangelo Pistoletto’s was among the first interpreters of the radical renewal of the artistic language, both socially and aesthetically, in the early 1960s, as well as one of the protagonists of Arte Povera. Pistoletto began to gain recognition in the mid-1950s, particularly after creating his …

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He Xiangyu’s life-sized tank – Entirely made of Italian leather

About He Xiangyu’s tank He Xiangyu’s Tank project commenced in late 2011 and was completed in early 2013. The sculpture is a prototype of the tank, specifically a T34, based on one that was found near a regimen positioned between North Korea and China. The T34 model was used as China’s armed forces principal tank, …

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Artist Xu Zhen’s stunning installation at the Long Museum

Who is Xu Zhen? Xu Zhen is a leader within the domain of contemporary Chinese art and is said to be one of the most sought-after international contemporary artists. Xu Zhen uses inspiration from both Chinese and Western cultures while combining the embodiment of both. He uses sociocultural frameworks as an inspiration for his pieces …

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Takahiro Iwasaki’s intricate miniatures of ancient Japanese temples

Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki’s sculpture the Reflection Model (Perfect Bliss) is a sophisticated miniature recreation of Phoenix Hall, which is part of Japan’s Byodo-in Temple complex. Embodying many elements of tradition and modernity, the piece imitates the reflection of the traditional mirror pond as a physical object, suspended from the ceiling, performing to the …

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Jeff Koons controversial sculpture of Michael Jackson & bubbles

Jeff Koon’s biography Early Life Jeff Koons is unquestionably one of the most established Neo-Pop artists, an increasingly famous clique of artists who draw inspiration from pop culture, entertainment media and pop artists. Born in 1955 in York, Pennsylvania, Jeff got his feet wet in the world of art at the tender age of 8, …

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Jeremy Deller’s Sacrilege – Stonehenge has never been this much fun

About Sacrilege is a life-sized, inflatable replica of Stonehenge, the British heritage and pagan site and popular tourist attraction. It is a bouncy castle, an interactive inflatable pillow that viewers may walk and jump on. It is an energetic, humorous work that Jeremy Deller describes as a way to get reacquainted with ancient Britain with …

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What is Xu Bing’s gigantic Phoenix project?

Xu Bing is an internationally celebrated Chinese artist. He works in a couple of disciplines and materials but the most common is ink painting, printmaking, and calligraphy. Xu has worked with pigs and silkworms. Though, one of his well-known installations is a gigantic flying dragon titled Phoenix. How was ‘Phoenix’ created? The installation features …

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Adel Abdessemed’s Hope – This boat transported illegal immigrants to the US

About Hope In 2012, Algerian born artist Adel Abdessemed showed Hope as part of his solo exhibition Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf at David Zwirner. The boat was found abandoned on a beach in the Florida Keys (US). Typically used to illegally transport immigrants in pursuit of a new life to the United …

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Luciano Calderon & Public Delivery – El Choco exhibition

El Choco El Choco was a solo exhibition by the Swiss-Bolivian artist Luciano Calderon. He showed completely new works ranging from videos to sculptures and paintings. The exhibition took place in one of Bolivia’s most important non-commercial art spaces, Centro Cultural de España en La Paz (CCELP). Video trailer 4 …

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Giant balloons occupy Hong Kong’s West Kowloon – Massive inflatable sculptures

What was it? Inflation! is the name of a project that shows six large-scale inflatable sculptures in the Park at West Kowloon Cultural District. The large-scale inflatable sculptures by Cao Fei (China), Choi Jeong Hwa (South Korea), Jeremy Deller (UK), Jiakun Architects (China), Paul McCarthy (USA), and Tam Wai Ping (Hong Kong) pose questions about …

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Why did Josephine Meckseper install oil pumps in Midtown Manhattan?

In March 2012, two monumental kinetic sculptures, each about 7.5m tall, transformed a disused public space in Midtown Manhattan into an art piece by Josephine Meckseper. Though mirroring the forms and materials of the mid-century oil industry, the artist locates her work firmly inside the contemporary debate about American business, wealth and consumerism. What …

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Paola Pivi’s How I Roll – Air plane rotates in New York’s Central Park

About How I Roll For two months a small air plane was rotating 24 hours a day in summer 2012 in Central Park, New York. Previous works by Paola Pivi have also featured large machines, including an overturned tractor-trailer and a helicopter placed upside down. Born in Milan, Italy, in 1971 and now based in …

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Artist David Brooks installed this dune-like landscape in the middle of Manhattan

Desert Rooftops by David Brooks is a 5,000-square-foot sculpture that is a wavy configuration of multiple asphalt-covered rooftops similar to those on suburban developments, McMansions and strip malls conjoined to resemble a rolling, dune-like landscape. Desert Rooftops The piece examines issues of the natural and built landscape by comparing the monoculture that arises from …

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