Public art

New York City approves revised design for long-awaited Shirley Chisholm monument

Artists Olalekan B. Jeyifous and Amanda Williams have been given the go-ahead to realise a commemorative statue of the political legend

Man arrested in connection with Pistoletto suspected arson attack

A sculpture by Michelangelo Pistoletto was destroyed by fire in Naples on Wednesday

$2.3m grant will fund Denver monument to historic disability rights protest

The Mile High City will create a new monument to a 1978 protest that was a landmark for the disability rights movement

David Adjaye creates his first permanent public sculpture at St Louis museum

The rammed earth sculpture at the Griot Museum of Black History was commissioned as part of Counterpublic triennial

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Ryan Gander’s coin hunt brings out competitive edge at Manchester International Festival

More than 200,000 pieces will be hidden in the nooks and crannies of the city

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Richard I or a big squiggle? Nick Hornby unveils equine sculpture in the heart of Westminster

The commission is the first of three works by the artist to be unveiled in the capital this year

Los Angeles inaugurates three new art-filled metro stations

The city’s newest underground train stations are home to permanent commissions by eight artists including Andrea Bowers and Ann Hamilton

Six must-see works in Art Basel's free-to-see public art programme

This year's Parcours sector reveals—to both visitors and locals—some of the Swiss city's hidden gems

Oil giant Chevron removed public art installation without warning, artists allege

The energy giant did not inform the associated artists of their plans to remove a piece of art that advocate for environmental justice, according to organisers

Sculptural symbol of mourning by Jim Hodges unveiled at New York’s Aids Memorial Park

The work, “Craig’s closet”, honours the more than 100,000 New Yorkers who have died of Aids

Phyllida Barlow's final, irreverent public art project takes form in New York

At the time of her death in March, the British sculptor had been working on a major Public Art Fund exhibition

Checkmate for public art installation of giant game pieces in Philadelphia

“Your Move”, a sculptural installation in central Philadelphia, will be permanently removed after it was deemed too costly to maintain

Newfields and the Indianapolis Museum of Art seek to turn a corner after ‘triple tragedies’

The museum sparked scandal in 2021 with the phrasing of a job posting, but the new leader of its parent organisation says “we’re not a racist institution”

Memorial to peace activist Brian Haw to stand opposite London's Imperial War Museum

The campaigner began protesting the Iraq war outside the Houses of Parliament in 2001 and remained camped at the site until his death in 2011

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Hong Kong: artists carve out a space for themselves in public

From giant rubber ducks to thinly veiled protest art, outdoor sculpture is having a moment in the city

Controversial monument to Queen Elizabeth II needs donors

Massive sculpture by Simon Hitchens, criticised by local campaign group, is three times the size of Antony Gormley’s 'Angel of the North'

‘My work holds a mirror to one’s perspective’: Nicholas Galanin on his new public sculpture made of border wall steel

The Indigenous artist used steel destined for construction of the US’s southern border fence to make a large text art piece in Brooklyn

A hot pink tree sculpture sprouts amid New York's leafy High Line

Pamela Rosenkranz’s Old Tree is on show close to the Shed, Frieze New York's venue

Artists paid less than £3 an hour for public art commissions, report finds

The Structurally F–cked survey looked at artists' pay and conditions, and found a "culture of low fees, unpaid labour, and systemic exploitation"

St Louis’s Counterpublic triennial puts action and land repatriation at the fore

The triennial considers the city’s history of displacement with public works by New Red Order, Anita Fields and Jordan Weber, among others

Pillar of Shame sculpture seized by police in Hong Kong

Work commemorating Tiananmen Square tragedy is confiscated as part of "incitement to subversion" case

Hank Willis Thomas and Coby Kennedy reach for the skies with Chicago airport sculpture

The artists’ installation, featuring two monumental hands reaching out to each other, has been installed at O’Hare International Airport

New works by Charles Ray and Christopher Wool will be public fixtures of Manhattan development

Ray’s large-scale statue of Adam and Eve will beckon visitors into the a plaza while Wool’s enormous mural looms from a glass-enclosed lobby

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Damien Hirst’s humongous headless demon dominates the skyline on London's Greenwich Peninsula

The gargantuan piece, which looks up to the Thames cable car, is part of Hirst’s Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable series

A monumental tribute to Jamal Khashoggi unveiled in his home state of Virginia

Artist Navine G. Dossos created a towering, kaleidoscopic mural in tribute to the assassinated journalist at Richmond's Institute for Contemporary Art

Conservation of Chris Burden’s Urban Light and large Warhol Oxidation canvas among projects supported by latest Bank of America grants

In all 23 projects, from Virginia to Hong Kong, are receiving support through the bank's latest round of conservation grants