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Monuments

First She Built NYC monument to honour Shirley Chisholm

A statue of the “unbought and unbossed” first black US congresswoman is to be unveiled in Prospect Park in 2020

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Protest

Why I made a cemetery for hundreds of banned books in Kuwait

Kuwaiti artist Mohammad Sharaf hopes to provoke the general public as well as the authorities

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Bridge

Multi-million pound donation gives Illuminated River project the green light for next year

Ambitious public art commission to makeover London's bridges is supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation

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Controversies

Smoking pipe, razor and revolver removed from Van Gogh sculpture in London's Brixton

Controversial items relating to the artist's life were scrapped from original design over fears they could be linked to drug, knife and gun crime

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Public art

Public art grant goes to US city affected by school shooting

Bloomberg Philanthropies directs $1 million to a Florida community for “collective healing” through art

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Van Gogh sculpture unveiled outside the London lodgings where he fell in love

As well as Brixton, Anthony Padgett’s works will go to Isleworth, Ramsgate, Welwyn, the Borinage, Nuenen and Arles

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Public art

Do Ho Suh house sculpture stays put in London's square mile

Planning permission for the installation extended until 2020

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Auctions

Contemporary art’s value may be on the rise, but it comes at a greater cost

Chicago’s aborted effort to sell Kerry James Marshall’s public work teaches us something about the transactional nature of today’s culture

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Public art

Phallic-shaped sculpture erected in Reykjavik

“Little mer-sausage”, part of the Icelandic capital’s Cycle festival of music and art, has divided opinion

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Art fairs

Art Basel to bring Abraham Cruzvillegas’ acrobatic Autorreconstrucción to Miami Beach

While the Public and Film sectors are not taking place this year, the large-scale performance and installation work will be shown free to the public in the convention centre's new 60,000 sq ft Grand Ballroom

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Documenta 14

Documenta obelisk, dismantled last week, to remain in Kassel after all

Artist Olu Oguibe accepts alternative location, saying work’s humane message is urgently needed

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Politics

Artists join forces in bid to swing US midterm elections

Artist-run organisation For Freedoms’ country-wide initiative is a rallying point—even in right-leaning states

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Auctions

Public art advocates—and the artist himself—speak out against sale of Chicago library’s Kerry James Marshall mural

The work, commissioned in the 1990s for $10,000, is due to be sold at Christie’s, New York for an estimated $10m to $15m

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

Jump aboard Tauba Auerbach's dazzling fireboat for the Public Art Fund and then get lost in a concrete utopia at MoMA

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Politics

Who are the people seeking political asylum in the US?

A floating art project in New York tells refugees’ stories during the UN General Assembly

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From righteous indignation to interactive play

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Public art

Jeremy Deller to unveil plans for Manchester's Peterloo Massacre memorial in October

Designs and location of statue for bicentenary of "turning point in UK democracy" will be put to public consultation

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USA

Naked 'clown Trump' statue installed on Los Angeles billboard

In their latest project, the guerrilla group Indecline compares the US president to serial killer John Wayne Gacy

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Public art

Frieze sculpture piece marks sixth anniversary of South African mining massacre

Haroon Gunn-Salie’s installation of 17 headless men represents victims of Marikana shootings

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Public art

Anger over plans to 'banish' suffragette statue from Parliament to remote Regent’s Park site

Proposal to move Emmeline Pankhurst sculpture comes months after new Millicent Fawcett work was unveiled to celebrate centenary of female suffrage

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Germany

Münster on track to raise funds for Eisenman fountain as artist and gallery reduce price

Fund-raisers have so far raised €300,000 of €800,000 needed

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Public art

How a chain-link mosque at the Vancouver Biennale became a community hub

Saudi artist Ajlan Gharem's installation stands as an example of cultural exchange as diplomatic tensions break out between Canada and Saudi Arabia

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Vandalism

List of 34,361 dead refugees and migrants goes back on show in Liverpool after being destroyed

Reasons and perpetrators behind the removal of the key biennial work remain unclear

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Public art

Deported veterans ‘distress’ flag mural on US-Mexico border under review

US Customs and Border Protection is considering whether to remove or preserve the painting, which some have complained is disrespectful

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Exhibitions

Ten public art works to see for free around New York this summer

When the sun’s out, get your buns—and other extremities—out to catch some of these projects across the city

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Street art

Mexico City street artists celebrate the lives of women

A project has enlivened a drab area with 300 portraits

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Public art

Public review open for David Hammons’s Day’s End proposal

The “ghost monument” in Hudson River Park would be paid for and maintained by the Whitney Museum

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In the frame

Feline fine: downtown Denver gets new cat installation

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In the frame

Dress to impress—and win a $5,000 prize—at the Park Avenue Armory

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The Buck stopped here

Suffragette cities: UK women take to the streets to mark 100 years of the vote

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Art Basel 2018

In pictures: From treading on taxidermy to sounds from Basel's sewers

Parcours, the Art Basel section for public art projects, is "radically different" from previous editions, says its curator Samuel Leuenberger

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Public art

Massive Kickstarter campaign launched for 'largest-ever public art project in US' with billboards across all 50 states

Non-partisan platform For Freedoms has signed up over 200 institutions for the initiative, which aims to make art part of the public discourse

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In the frame

New York artists spotlight lost mom-and-pop shops

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Public art

White supremacist messages and paint spread outside Rothko Chapel in Houston

The historic art installation created as a "sacred space for reflection" was restored and reopened on Monday

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Linda on the loose

Anselm Kiefer returns to New York—and brings some heavy reading

“Books don’t respect borders,” the artist said of his first public art commission in the US, Uraeus

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Frieze New York

The best shows in town during Frieze New York

From Adrian Piper at MoMA to Radican Women in Brooklyn

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In the frame

Heathcliff, it’s me: Kate Bush’s arty new eulogy to Emily Brontë

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Public art

'Courage calls to courage everywhere': Suffragist sculpture unveiled in London

Gillian Wearing talks about creating the first statue of a woman—and by a female artist—in Parliament Square

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Public art

Financial District’s Fearless Girl will move to a new home this year

The statue will be installed outside of the New York Stock Exchange building—and the Charging Bull may follow her

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Public art

Public sculpture will commemorate Chattanooga lynching victim 100 years on

Memorial part of push for new works that challenge history of white supremacy in the US

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Law

ACLU files art censorship lawsuit against the city of New Orleans

A citizen is facing potential jail time over a mural referencing Trump’s 2005 Access Hollywood tape

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Art Basel

Creative Time to present its first international project at Art Basel

The public will be a key player in a series of new commissions by the artists Lara Almarcegui, Isabel Lewis and the architecture studio Recetas Urbanas

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Pablo Picasso

VR project brings late Picasso work to life, at last

Bust of a Woman, which was never realised, would have been the world's tallest concrete sculpture

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Public art

Beer and bread rolls for a vandalised sculpture in Münster

City residents aim to raise €1.2 million for Nicole Eisenman’s Sketch for a Fountain

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Commissions

Trainspotting: Yayoi Kusama's polka dot sculpture is latest London Crossrail commission

Conrad Shawcross will also produce a work for Liverpool Street site

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In the frame

Women wanted: massive UK parade to honour the suffragettes

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In the frame

Hirst hunts for sharks on Australian beach

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Protest

Tania Bruguera and Laurie Anderson join spring edition of Times Square all-female project

Born out of the 2017 Women's March, Word on the Street returns to Midtown Manhattan to co-opt public advertising space with protest art

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Artist interview

Yinka Shonibare: a change in the wind

Central Park is an ideal location for the British-Nigerian artist’s latest sculpture

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Video, film & new media

Hirshhorn to reschedule Krzysztof Wodiczko’s monumental projection after Florida school shooting

The 30-year-old piece showing two hands holding a gun and a candle is "strangely familiar and at once unbearably relevant", the artist says

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Commissions

Ai Weiwei and Antony Gormley in the running for Treasure Island commissions

The $50m San Francisco Bay redevelopment plan includes several large-scale public sculptures

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Monuments

New York City to move one controversial monument, while others remain

A commission created to review “symbols of hate” on city property has decided most will stay put with signage added to explain their history, while new works will be created to honour underrepresented communities

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Public art

Licence to show art: what hangs on the walls of MI6, the UK's Secret Service

We track down the works of art that British agents spy at their London HQ

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Biennials & festivals

New Orleans triennial Prospect.4 looks to Louisiana history, warts and all

Event coincides with the city's tricentennial next year

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Law

Conservative leaders oppose court order to remove cross from Pope John Paul II sculpture in France

Poland’s prime minister has offered to save the work from censorship and the “dictates of political correctness”

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Three to see

Three to see: New York

From a divine Renaissance man to Indian Modernists

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The Buck stopped here

Rainbow Aphorisms bring sunshine—and wisdom—to south London

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Public art

‘The newly empty plinths are all potential Fourth Plinths’

The artist Hew Locke says a creative response to memorials dedicated to slave owners and empire builders can reveal hidden histories

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Sculpture

Henry Moore’s sculpture Old Flo returns home to London after 20 years

Work that was removed from East End housing estate now on show in Canary Wharf

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Commissions

New Bloomberg HQ brings together Roman artefacts and contemporary art

Financial giant’s new London base includes sprawling commissions by Olafur Eliasson and Michael Craig-Martin

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Monuments

David Adjaye and Ron Arad unanimously selected to design UK Holocaust and Memorial Centre

Rachel Whiteread and Anish Kapoor also competed for the prestigious commission honouring victims of Nazi persecution

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Public art

Anri Sala’s installation considers dark side of the Age of Enlightenment

Public work in Sydney connects Mozart masterpiece with arrival of British First Fleet

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Artists

Ai Weiwei calls out Trump’s divisiveness and ‘super rich people’ at Cooper Union talk

The artist discussed the impetus behind his New York City-wide public art project Good Fences Makes Good Neighbors

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Controversies

Censored 'sexual' sculpture finds new home at the Centre Pompidou

Domestikator piece was withdrawn by the Louvre from its surrounding gardens

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Building projects

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park launches $115m expansion

The successful $115m capital campaign for the Tod Williams and Billie Tsien-designed project includes funds for future acquisitions

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Public art

Whitney makes the case for David Hammons’s ‘ghost monument’ on the Hudson River

The museum presented its proposal for the public work at a community board meeting Wednesday night—and early reactions were positive

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Frieze 2017

Kiluanji Kia Henda: The right way to fill a city’s plinths

The Frieze Artist Award winner brings an Angolan take on the public sculpture debate

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Artists

Judith Baca’s Great Wall of Los Angeles to get even greater

The artist plans to expand her immigrant-rich visual history of California, starting with protest imagery from the 1960s

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Politics

Female artists get the word out on political action with Times Square project

Artists Carrie Mae Weems and Wangechi Mutu have created new works for the show

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Controversies

Sam Durant’s Scaffold to be buried, not burned

Dakota elders have decided the fate of the controversial sculpture

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Public art

Artist brings 50 US flags from 50 states to New York

For his travelling project, Mel Ziegler exchanged old flags—from private homeowners, a National Guard office and even a casino—for new ones

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In the frame

Atlanta's falcon has landed

The new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta is home to a massive falcon sculpture

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Public art

Winter Whiteout is coming—to Madison Square Park with art installation

Artist Erwin Redl will blanket the park’s Oval Lawn with an installation of suspended lights

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Public art

The story behind the ‘controversial’ Picasso sculpture that became a symbol of Chicago

When it was first unveiled 50 years ago in the city centre, the monumental "homely" figure was not beloved by all

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Giuseppe Penone unveils Rome’s first permanent installation of contemporary art

The luxury fashion brand Fendi commissioned the new work, installed outside its flagship boutique