Sculpture

Interview
Politics

Drawing with the ashes of Isis-ravaged buildings: Piers Secunda on the art of destruction

Artist’s works on iconoclasm in Mosul are currently on show at the Imperial War Museum in London

Review
Medieval art

Glam rock: alabaster was not medieval England's 'poor man's marble' new book finds

Used in high status projects and throughout the continent, Kim Woods's detailed study challenges misconceptions of the carving rock's status

News
Censorship

Artists wade into row over Japanese triennial dedicated to freedom of speech

More than 70 participants including Candice Breitz and Tania Bruguera have signed a statement demanding reopening of Aichi Triennale's exhibition

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Public art

Building on a steady foundation, New York land art site looks to the future

With a new executive director, Harvey Fite's Opus 40 near Saugerties aims to expand its programming

Podcast

David Smith in Yorkshire. Plus, the works that inspired leading artists

The great US sculptor's work comes to the UK, while a new book explores the thought-provoking works that inspired 50 internationally acclaimed artists

Review
Books

Michelangelo for beginners, and a new view of the master’s bronzes

Three new books offer fresh angles on the Renaissance master

Feature
Books

Book excerpt: William Kentridge reveals how Antoine Bourdelle inspired his work

In Jori Finkel's book It Speaks to Me, Kentridge discusses the sculpture in Johannesburg that first made him feel the power of art

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Public art

‘Do your worst, Boston’: Nicole Eisenman’s fountain—vandalised in Germany—gets permanent US home

New version of sculpture that was first shown at Skulptur Projekte Münster in 2017 is the artist’s first permanent public work

Blog
In the frame

Dogs are having their day in New York

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Outer Space

Trevor Paglen’s Orbital Reflector sculpture fails to deploy

The artist says the US government shutdown effectively “killed” the sculpture

Interview
Frieze New York 2019

Collector's Eye: an interview with Bernard Lumpkin, a 'black art ambassador'

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

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Controversies

Gaetano Pesce's anti-patriarchy sculpture outrages feminists in Milan

Work created for Milan Design Week perpetuates violence against women, critics say

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Street art

KAWS célèbre: street artist's first survey—and huge inflatable—make waves in Hong Kong

KAWS, aka Brian Donnelly, is now firmly in the mainstream art world

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the "computer cowgirl" Gretchen Bender to Girault de Prangey's haunting snapshots of the past

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Museums & Heritage

Hiroshi Sugimoto to redesign Hirshhorn's sculpture garden

The renovation taps into the spirit of the founding architect, Gordon Bunshaft

Blog
In the frame

King Felipe VI avoids his gargantuan likeness at Arco

Review
Book Shorts

Dead kings and queens and where to find them

A dictionary of the burial places of the English and Scottish kings and queens (and their relations)

News
Grimani

Grimani antiquities collection comes home to Venice palazzo after four centuries

Cardinal Grimani’s classical Greek and Roman sculptures—given to the Venetian Republic in 1587—will be reassembled in theatrical palace gallery

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Sculpture

All the UK's 150,000 public sculptures to go online

First 1,000 entries were published today

Podcast

Antony Gormley at the Uffizi, plus portrait miniatures

We talk to the British artist as he shows his sculptures with ancient works in the Florentine museum, and we zoom in on the tiny art works that are the subject of a major show London's National Portrait Gallery. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Sculpture

US government shutdown shuts down Trevor Paglen's space sculpture

The closure of the Federal Communications Commission has delayed the deployment of the work

Blog
In the frame

Sculptor Nick Hornby is on the right side of the law at Pinsent Masons

Preview
Art market

Acceptable in your 80s: first monograph and a London show for octogenarian sculptor

Book accompanies Paul de Monchaux's new exhibition, a collaboration between his young dealer Megan Piper and Bowman Sculpture

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Artists

Louise Bourgeois’s Spider crawls across Brazil

The colossal work, one of the first arachnid sculptures the artist made, has embarked on a multi-city tour

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Exhibitions

Overlooked sculptor Elisabeth Frink's legacy reexamined in extensive UK survey

Curators of the Sainsbury Centre exhibition consider her work in relation to darker political concerns

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Ethics

University of North Carolina rejects plan for museum to house toppled Confederate statue

UNC Chapel Hill seeks another solution to preserve Silent Sam, described as a “monument to white supremacy”

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Exhibitions

Berlin's 200-year-old replica workshop finds a niche at new Museum Island hub

First-ever exhibition on the Gipsformerei, which copies works for museums and Jeff Koons, will open the James Simon Gallery next summer

Interview
Exhibitions

Larry Bell: Through the looking glass

With an exhibition at ICA Miami, we speak to the artist about his innovative work, from transparent cubes to sensuous colour installations

News

Italian court says Getty Museum must surrender prized bronze Statue of a Victorious Youth

The Los Angeles institution counters that it will keep on fighting to maintain the linchpin of its collection

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Museums & Heritage

V&A opens up towering replica of Trajan's column in revamped Cast Courts

New-look galleries invite visitors to explore inside Victorian plaster cast of Roman monument

Blog
In the frame

SpaceX, we have a problem: lift-off is delayed for rocket carrying art

Blog
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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Awards

Cerith Wyn Evans wins 2018 Hepworth Prize for Sculpture

New £30,000 award goes to the established Welsh artist who has “moved into new territory”

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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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Sculpture

Patrick Roger, the Rodin of chocolate, breaks the mould with permanent works

The French chocolate maker has also been quietly casting works in bronze, silver and gold

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Openings

A bigger splash: France's expanded La Piscine museum reopens after makeover

Former Art Deco swimming pool in Roubaix dives into Modern French sculpture

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Commissions

Rachel Whiteread turns a Nissen Hut inside out for her first UK permanent piece

The concrete cast—a 14-18 Now commission—is sited in a secluded spot in Dalby Forest

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Frieze London 2018

Tatiana Trouvé’s shamanic tree takes root at Frieze London

Work at Galerie Kamel Mennour is quite literally ground-breaking

Blog
In the frame

Art world stalwarts drum on Mark di Suvero sculptures

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Politics

Artist builds memorial to the 448 killed in Nicaragua’s civil strife

But because of the continuing unrest in his home country, the work was shown in Guatemala instead

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Sculpture

Huma Bhabha’s unsettling sculpture will be centrepiece of 2019 Yorkshire Sculpture International festival

Commission is lined up for Wakefield city centre

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Exhibitions

Berlin blockbuster: from the world's oldest figurative art to sculptures bombed during the war

Survey at Martin-Gropius-Bau boasts a staggering 1,000 exhibits discovered over the past 20 years in Germany

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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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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

Blog
In the frame

Letting it all hang out: exhibitions in Paris and London focus on suspended sculpture

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Conservation & Preservation

Conservation starts on Liverpool’s Neolithic stones

The Calderstones are being studied, recorded and restored before their reinstallation

Interview
Features

Taus Makhacheva: art as a balancing act

She discusses her tightrope of Dagestani art and how she is combining beauty treatment and sculpture at the Liverpool Biennial

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Prizes

Pierre Alechinsky and Fujiko Nakaya win £100,000 Japanese Praemium Imperiale art prize

Cobra group co-founder and fog sculpture pioneer among five laureates given the prestigious annual award

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Exhibitions

How Yugoslavia’s architecture tried to cement a national identity

Exhibition at New York's MoMA aims to show how monumental buildings contributed to a “collective civic space in a multi-ethnic society”

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Art market

Glut of sculpture in London auctions, despite Giambologna withdrawal

Bronze and marble take centre stage during Old Masters sales week, although Dresden Mars returns home without going on the block at Sotheby's

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Auctions

German government steps in to buy Giambologna as minister says Bayer should have donated it to ‘people of Dresden’

Sotheby’s withdrew bronze sculpture of Mars from auction at last minute

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Copyright

Elon Musk under attack over use of potter's farting unicorn image

The Tesla chief has defended himself, saying he helped popularise the mug design for free

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Conservation & Preservation

Pharmaceutical company pledges to restore beauty at the Hermitage

The Hungarian firm Gedeon Richter to fund three-year project to restore works from the Russian museum that relate to the concept of female beauty

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Art Basel 2018

Giacometti’s chaotic Paris studio brought back to life

Reconstruction at heart of new research centre preserves spirit of artist’s cluttered creative space

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Commissions

Selfridges department store gets its own Fourth Plinth designed by architect David Chipperfield

Partnership with Yorkshire Sculpture Park is shop's latest investment in contemporary art

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Politics

Peace between North and South Korea puts an end to sculpture by artist eL Seed

Artwork in the demilitarised zone remains unfinished and could be destroyed after the countries pledged an end to the war

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Anniversary

Phyllida Barlow’s feat of engineering for Jupiter Artland’s tenth birthday

Joana Vasconcelos, who is showing a giant stiletto at the Edinburgh venue, will launch her on-site swimming pool next year

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Conservation & Preservation

Army helicopter paint used to restore outdoor sculptures

US Army research on the use of matte black on helicopter blades is aiding conservators working on outdoor sculptures

News
Frieze New York

Meet the dumpster-diving artist who turns your garbage into art

Scotland's Kevin Harman is showing his latest sculpture at Frieze New York

Interview
Frieze New York

Frieze Artist Award winner Kapwani Kiwanga takes on colonialism

Imposing open-air work made of African farming fabric opens at New York fair this week

Artists

Michelangelo: The Art Newspaper's editor talks about a British treasure

HENI Talks: Alison Cole examines the Taddei Tondo—the only marble sculpture by the Italian master in the UK

Interview
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

Preview
Exhibitions

Rodin’s debt to Parthenon sculptures explored in British Museum exhibition

Eighty marble, bronze and plaster works by French artist are put in dialogue with ancient Greek art

Review
Books

Rodin revealed as daring experimenter in centenary book

More than just bronzes, this collection of essays captures 100 years of scholarship on the 19th century's most famous sculptor

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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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Art market

Bronze looted from Summer Palace sells for £410,000 despite protest from China

Chinese authorities tried to stop the UK auction of the Tiger Ying vessel, which was taken by a British soldier in 1860

News
Fourth Plinth

London's Fourth Plinth unveiled: Michael Rakowitz’s winged bull sculpture made from date syrup cans

Iraqi-American artist has recreated Assyrian lamassu destroyed by Islamic State

Blog
Linda on the loose

In Met Breuer show, the body is often anything but beautiful

Feature
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