Public sculpture

Historic statues of Black Brits go back on show at Brixton Station—with a familiar new friend

After 36 years, artist Kevin Atherton unveils a new work modelled on one of his original muses, local resident Joy Battick

Mixed reviews for Hank Willis Thomas's new Boston memorial honouring Martin Luther King Jr

The public sculpture is based on a photograph of the assassinated civil rights leader hugging his wife Coretta Scott King—but some say it looks offensive from certain angles

Moving the needle: San Francisco to unveil Hiroshi Sugimoto's towering sundial monument

The 70ft-high public art commission expresses "humanity's yearning for the infinite"

A giant inflatable Koons, a desert mirror illusion and a giant football goal: seven of the best new sculptures in Qatar

On display from the airport to the desert, the public art commissions have been installed in time for the World Cup this month

Eight must-see sculptures from Paris+ par Art Basel's Jardin des Tuileries show

The public programme, Sites, brings together contemporary works artists including Niki de Saint Phalle, Otobong Nkanga and Franz West

Typhoon-battered Yayoi Kusama pumpkin goes back on display in Japan

Artist’s huge sculpture at Benesse Art Site Naoshima has been restored after being severely damaged last year

UK court of appeal rules Colston statue toppling a 'violent' act—but protestors still 'not guilty'

Case was escalated after some Conservative MPs criticised the acquittal of the four protestors who removed the public monument

Shezad Dawood’s psychedelic spaceship unveiled at London's St Pancras Station

Public work HMS Alice Liddell—named after the women’s rights campaigner—envisions the capital as a site of "speculative fiction"

Will the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square be reserved for a statue of Queen Elizabeth II?

Questions raised about the fate of the capital’s most prominent platform for contemporary art

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Koons, Kusama, KAWS: Qatar installs 40 more sculptures in time for the Fifa World Cup

Public works by some of the art world’s biggest names will pop up across Doha

Antony Gormley’s memorial to Enigma code-breaker Alan Turing gets the green light

Historic England initially said that the steel sculpture would "harm" King’s College but note the council have taken their concerns into consideration

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

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

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

Artist Hew Locke to re-work historic statue of Queen Victoria in Birmingham city centre

As debate over controversial monuments rages on, new project will be part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival culture programme linked to the Commonwealth Games

Power to the people: London’s new public art gives a glimmer of hope in gloomy times

A colourful playground, giant vegetable sculptures and an elegant etched glass installation have all brightened up the capital this year

Colston: Four BLM protestors found not guilty of criminal damage after toppling Bristol slave trader statue

Trial reignited the debate about the value of colonial-era contested monuments and statues

Psychedelic sculpture—an ode to Alice in Wonderland, steampunk and Gothic Revival architecture—to be installed at St Pancras in London next year

Shezad Dawood is the eighth artist to be selected for the Terrace Wires public commission, following in the footsteps of Tracey Emin

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Letter | Would you keep public monuments honouring the late Jimmy Savile?

No one would argue that removing statues of the sex criminal is “cancelling culture”, yet this logic is routinely used to defend monuments of slavers, argues one of The Art Newspaper's readers

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London museum wants to move controversial slaver statue to 'less prominent space'

Museum of the Home trustees vote to relocate the sculpture after UK government pressured them to keep it

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'Humour runs through my work to cope with everything else': Thomas J Price on opera, bleeding tongues and the politics of public statues

The British artist tells us about his favourite books, music and artists on the A brush with… podcast

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City of London U-turn on historic statues means slave trader sculptures will stay in place

William Beckford and John Cass figures will be "retained and explained", as recommended by the UK government

Queen Victoria statue defrocked after ex-politician Nigel Farage blasts public art project addressing UK’s slavery history

Right-wing commentator says he is "tired of this endless conversation about the UK's complicity with slavery"

A ghost forest and a predator: New York public art grows a conscience

New sculptures in the city by Maya Lin and Sam Durant are not just pretty

Despite widespread opposition, 'sexist' Marilyn Monroe statue installed next to Palm Springs Art Museum

A number of activist groups are still fighting to relocate the statue, considered to be exploitative and sexist, from outside the museum

Imperialist statue must go: defying college's decision, more than 350 Oxford University academics demand Cecil Rhodes be removed

Oriel College's plan to keep the sculpture of "racist" 19th-century British mining magnate "does not reflect the Oxford we represent", say staff in a letter

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Marc Quinn’s BLM protestor statue could be reinstalled on Bristol plinth that held slave trader monument

Sculpture of Edward Colston was pulled down by activists last summer and will now be placed in a museum

Antony Gormley lends sculpture to fill an empty spot on the medieval façade of Wells Cathedral in England

The near-life-size contemporary work will join 300 historic depictions of saints and kings