Public art

Russian artist Dmitry Vrubel, who created famous Brezhnev-Honecker kiss mural on Berlin Wall, has died aged 62

The dissident painter suffered heart failure while being treated for Covid-19 in Germany

Hélio Oiticica’s unrealised Tropicália environment erected in New York

The Brazilian artist developed the installation and several other iterations of architectural environments on a Guggenheim grant in the 1970s but never secured funding to build the work

Maya Lin to create sculptural fountain for the Obama Presidential Center

The sculpture, “Seeing Through the Universe”, will be installed on the centre’s grounds in an area honouring Barack Obama’s mother

‘Three-metre phallus’: Antony Gormley sculpture with ‘ambiguous anatomy’ falls foul of university students

Imperial College Union has released a motion to prevent the work's installation saying it could be considered "exclusionary"

Chicago’s ten-ton Jean Dubuffet sculpture will be relocated after Google buys building where it has long stood

The tech giant is moving into the Thompson Center, forcing its biggest and oldest tenant—a 29ft-tall Dubuffet—to go elsewhere

Charles Gaines unearths America’s deep colonial roots in an expansive serial public art project

The conceptual artist’s first public project will unfold across three locations over the next two years—beginning in Times Square in New York

Artists fail to win lawsuit over erased murals at San Francisco queer bar

The property owner has been cleared of whitewashing LGBTQ art works at the Stud Bar

Uproar as Philadelphia excludes Black artists from commission process for statue of abolitionist Harriet Tubman

The $500,000 commission was awarded to a white artist whose work had previously been installed near the same site earlier this year

Roadside sculpture in Georgia—which some believed to be a satanic monument—demolished following early-morning bombing

The 16ft-tall structure, sometimes referred to as "America’s Stonehenge", was built in 1980 and inscribed with a ten-part message that may have been meant to help survivors of an apocalyptic event rebuild society

New research reveals that just 2% of named public statues in Britain commemorate people of colour

Major project by Art UK involving 500 volunteers sees 13,500 sculptures from across the UK posted online

A match made in heaven: The Armory Show brings large scale sculptures to the US Open

The sculptures, which will be placed on the grounds of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center during the tournament, will all be by artists from underrepresented backgrounds

From Whitechapel to Saudi Arabia: Iwona Blazwick takes up a new post as AlUla public art supremo

Drive to rebrand Middle Eastern country as a cultural destination underpinned by human rights concerns

More than 100 sculptures on slave trade to be unveiled across seven UK cities

Artists including Lakwena Maciver and Godfried Donkor will create work examining colonial history in Britain

Hew Locke reimagines Birmingham's controversial Queen Victoria statue for an anti-imperialist age

A number of artists—including Amy Ching-Yan Lam and Rajni Perera—have created work that challenges the city's colonial legacy as it gears up to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games

Windrush generation honoured with two new public works in London

Sculptures are unveiled on Windrush Day, which remembers the generation of workers who came by ship to the UK from the Caribbean after the Second World War

Art Gallery of Ontario unveils its first public art commission, an elephantine bronze by Brian Jungen

The massive sculpture, five years in the making, depicts a tragic circus elephant recreated out of trashed leather furniture

William Kentridge calls on UK to find consensus over its ‘shameful past’ like South Africa has with apartheid

Ahead of his major retrospective at the Royal Academy this autumn, South African artist says Britain needs "imaginative solutions" for colonial era statues

Ai Weiwei’s cage sculpture in Stockholm takes on new meaning following war in Ukraine

Work is a “warning and reminder” that world will see more humanitarian crises

Monumental Sanford Biggers sculpture will welcome visitors to Orange County Museum of Art's new home

The sculpture will be installed prominently outdoors at the Southern California museum's new $93m Morphosis-designed building

Lawsuit challenging Trump Tower Black Lives Matter mural is dismissed

The lawsuit was brought by a women’s group that supported former president Trump and had sought to create its own mural near the Manhattan skyscraper

Felt banquet for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is a feast for the eyes

Artist Lucy Sparrow will install her massive felt in picnic spread at Buckingham Palace, while Leo Villareal plans a more contemplative tribute

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London's Elizabeth Line finally opens—we take a look at the ambitious art commissions across the train stations of the £19bn project

Yayoi Kusama, Sonia Boyce and Richard Wright are among the artists who have created works for the 10 brand-new stations

The artist encouraging New Yorkers to empathise with their trash

Artist Sto Len is using his residency with the New York City sanitation department to call attention to citizens' attitudes about trash

A mushroom cloud rises over Times Square in latest iteration of anti-nukes art project

Artist Pedro Reyes is turning heads with an installation that evokes a nuclear explosion at the centre of Manhattan, and serving as a backdrop for talks and performances

In one of UK’s largest art commissioning programmes, 22 artists receive £2.5m to explore the impact of war

Michael Rakowitz and Heather Phillipson among those selected to create new works through Imperial War Museums' 14-18 NOW Legacy Fund

Within hours of its unveiling, controversial Margaret Thatcher statue in Lincolnshire pelted with eggs

The bronze work was initially to be installed at the Houses of Parliament in London

Enormous mural on California dam may be removed after attempts to secure legal protections fail

The 80,000 sq. ft ‘Bicentennial Freedom Mural’ was marked for removal due to levels of lead in the paint used to make it and its deteriorating condition

Ukraine demolishes Kyiv monument symbolising friendship with Russia

The titanium People’s Friendship Arch above the statue will remain but be renamed the Arch of Freedom of the Ukrainian People