Sculpture

JR blows the top off Egypt’s Great Pyramid: first look at Cairo show of contemporary sculpture

First exhibition of its kind at the 4,500-year-old Unesco World Heritage Site includes works by local and international artists, including Lorenzo Quinn, Gisela Colón and Sherin Guirguis

Supersize my sculpture: Frieze reflects the trend to think big

This year’s display in Regent's Park alongside Frieze London includes a record number of works by women

Covid and Brexit issues delay monumental sculpture arriving at Frieze

Shortage of materials and transport problems mean Daniel Arsham's public work has only just arrived in London

Shining a light on the pioneering work of Isamu Noguchi

Although still primarily known for his lamps, an exhibition at the Barbican in London shows how the Japanese-American sculptor made an astonishing range of work

New Museum announces sculpture award for women artists

Five artists will be commissioned to create sculptures for the museum’s public plaza when its expansion is complete

National Gallery of Australia commissions its most expensive ever piece of art

Lindy Lee's A$14m sculpture will be one of the country's first environmentally sustainable public works

Please do touch the works: visitors to Prune Nourry’s show can only experience her sculptures using their hands

The busts of visually impaired models have never been seen by the artist who sculpted them blindfolded

'We have collected the parts': owners of Kusama's typhoon-battered pumpkin in Japan plan to restore it

Artist's huge sculpture at Benesse Art Site Naoshima was "severely damaged" when it was washed out to sea during stormy weather earlier this week

Nazisnews

Hitler’s bronze horses to become government property in legal settlement

Other Nazi sculptures seized in 2015 remain with the private collector who fought to keep them

Booksreview

Up close and personal with 600 years of the doges

New book explores the grandest monuments to the leaders of Venice, seductively photographed, and with their life histories

'Gormley would have liked it': Man who graffitied sculpture cleared in court of criminal damage

Clasp statue at Newcastle University was defaced in May 2019 and again earlier this year

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

From a huge Janus to a giant worm: seven site-specific sculptures spring up along the English coast

The Waterfronts commissions, by artists such as Michael Rakowitz and Katrina Palmer, have been created in collaboration with organisations like Turner Contemporary and the Folkestone Triennial

Viking-age treasure: new insights into life 1,000 years ago

Plus, new proposals for the Fourth Plinth in London and Nike Air Force 1s

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Veronica Ryan: ‘I don’t know anyone who makes art for art’s sake’

After a period away from the spotlight, the British sculptor has a cluster of exhibitions due to open later this year

Romanian politician gears up to sue Brancusi's heir over longstanding copyright battle

Restrictive EU laws prevent the city of Targu Jiu, home to three public works by the Romanian sculptor, from reproducing images of his work

Sweeping survey to reveal the many sides of Barbara Hepworth

The British artist's celebrated sculptures, as well drawings, paintings and fabric designs, go on show at the Hepworth Wakefield

Not a Leonardo! Clue to wax bust’s attribution lies inside a sperm whale

New scientific report confirms that wax bust of the goddess Flora—bought by the eminent museum director Wilhelm Bode—dates to after the Renaissance

Travelfeature

From Bridgerton vibes to fantastical fireworks: here are the best arty staycation spots in the UK

Summer is coming! And with a cultural cornucopia of delights to enjoy here at home who needs to holiday abroad anyway?

After delays, Tracey Emin’s massive sculpture honouring her mother will head to Oslo's Munch Museum this summer

Production of The Mother monument took longer than expected due to its size and also because of how badly the UK was hit by the pandemic, city officials say

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

Musée Rodin could be forced to release 3D scans of bronze sculptures—including The Thinker—to the public

Cosmo Wenman made a freedom of information request for the files and is taking the museum to court because it turned him down

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

‘They’re kind of impolite’: the artist Carol Bove ruminates on her steel and aluminium sculptures for the Met’s façade

Artist’s installation, delayed for months by Covid-19, playfully engages with the museum’s classical architecture

Monumentscomment

Tearing down troubling statues is not lying about our history—it is removing impediments to truth

The UK communities secretary Robert Jenrick's plans to prevent the removal of controversial monuments reveals his inability to view the past as shifting and complex

UK government announces new laws to protect controversial historic monuments from 'woke worthies and baying mobs'

Proposed plans have been criticised as distraction tactics from the state's "lethally failed response to the pandemic and the consequences of a disastrous Brexit"

US Capitol’s works of art survive amid right-wing rampage in Washington

The authorities say that cleaning and conservation will be needed, however, after art was damaged by tear gas, pepper spray and fire extinguishers

Noguchi lobby installation is carted away from its high-rise New York home, across the street from MoMA

Museum sought to keep the site-specific work in place at 666 Fifth Avenue, but developer decided it had to go during renovation

People see only 'silver tits' and 'bouffant pubes' now—but I predict Mary Wollstonecraft sculpture will become widely admired

One of the iron rules of art history is that the more derided a work of art at first, the more celebrated it will become

Twitter explodes with debate around long-awaited statue of feminist trailblazer Mary Wollstonecraft

Sculpture by Maggi Hambling is the result of a decade-long campaign to honour the 18th-century women's rights advocate

In honour of Armistice Day, more than 100 English war memorials listed as sites of historical importance

Monuments commemorating the First and Second World Wars—mostly built in small towns and villages—are added to Historic England's list of protected places

Diaryblog

Rent a sculpture from this London gallery for lockdown 2.0

While its gallery is closed, Pangolin is offering works by artists including Lynn Chadwick to UK clients to take home until January

Activist art steps in when words are not enough

Fiona Banner drops a klanger outside Defra while Laure Prouvost takes language to new levels

Place Michael Eden’s intricate sculpture in your own home with The Art Newspaper’s new AR app feature

View museum-worthy works in your surroundings with a click of a button

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Sell the Michelangelo or lose 150 staff? The Royal Academy of Arts’s Covid-19 conundrum

Plus, the curator Legacy Russell talks about her new book Glitch Feminism

Hosted by Ben Luke and Margaret Carrigan. with guest speaker Alison Cole

Sculpture by Arno Breker—one of Hitler’s favourite artists—found buried in Berlin museum garden

Missing for 75 years, the large marble head, one of the artist's best-known works, was uncovered by chance during construction work at Kunsthaus Dahlem

Pack your goggles! France to open three underwater sculpture parks this autumn

Visitors will need to swim to see new exhibits submerged off the coast of Corsica, Marseille and Cannes

Sanford Biggers show will highlight the unlikely role played by quilts in helping slaves flee to free states

Retrospective at the Bronx Museum in New York will also include the artist's mandala pieces

Central Park gets its first monument honouring women’s rights advocates on 100th anniversary of suffrage

Hillary Clinton attended the unveiling of the statue depicting Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Sojourner Truth

Debate flares as British Museum moves bust of slave-owning founder Hans Sloane

As part of the museum's efforts to address Britain’s colonial past, officials acknowledge that the collector "exploited slaves"

Vandals smash statue of Mary Magdalene in French chapel—apparently because she is naked

A note was left at the scene by the perpetrators saying they “did not accept” that the saint should be “represented in such a way”

Hirshhorn to unveil two acquisitions as it reopens its sculpture garden

Museum welcomes monumental 2018 works by Huma Bhabha and Sterling Ruby

Memorial to police shooting victim Cherry Groce gets £82,000 boost from local London authorities

Brixton sculpture by David Adjaye is due to be unveiled in September, 35 years after a bungled police raid left her paralysed

Snap! Tourist takes a selfie on a 19th-century Canova sculpture—and breaks off two toes

Concerns raised about how the visitor gained access to the Paolina Bonaparte cast

Neon pioneer Keith Sonnier—who has died aged 78—honoured with exhibition at New York's Dia Beacon

The late artist was a key figure in the 1960s post-Minimalist New York art scene

Frieze to open delayed sculpture show at New York's Rockefeller Center in September

Free-to-visit, open air exhibition includes site specific works by Ghada Amer, Beatriz Cortez and Andy Goldsworthy

Obituariesfeature

Remembering Christo: a master wrapper whose boundless tenacity and charm redefined how art transforms its surroundings

With his late wife, Jeanne-Claude, the artist was a dreamer who got to realise his monumental, but ephemeral, dreams, all of them self-funded

Essex’s unlikely sculpture town is set for a renaissance

Built in the wake of the Second World War, Harlow maintains a remarkable collection with pieces by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Rodin

Booksreview

Alexander Calder, master of time and space: erudite biography captures artist's full ambition

Second volume of a wide-ranging biography gives us the fun-loving, sophisticated man, as his work developed from delicate mobiles to firmly grounded ‘stabiles’

Windrush sculptures honouring UK's Caribbean immigrants to be unveiled in London

Leading black artists Thomas J. Price and Veronica Ryan's works in Hackney are due to be completed in 2021

Adam Henein—the Egyptian sculptor who spent a decade restoring the Great Sphinx—has died, aged 91

Rose Issa, curator and friend of the artist, shares the life story of one of the most important sculptors in the Arab world

While in lockdown, UK's Sainsbury Centre acquires major works by sculptor Elisabeth Frink

Acquisition from the artist's estate heralds a wave of works being dispersed across UK public collections

'Intrusive addition': Antony Gormley’s memorial to mathematician Alan Turing draws fire

Some critics support the proposed sculpture for Cambridge University while others question the competition process