Sculpture

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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

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Museums

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

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In the frame

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

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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

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In the frame

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

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Conservation

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

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

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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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Linda on the loose

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

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Art's Most Popular

What is the most cultured city in the US?

Think Grand Rapids, Bentonville or Houston—but not New York

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Exhibitions

Laid bare: seven centuries of the human body in colour

Sleeping Beauty waxwork joins Donatello and Degas sculptures at Met Breuer

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Art Dubai 2018

Artist eL Seed makes his mark on Dubai

A 30m stainless steel calligraphic work will be revealed in front of Dubai Opera

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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

Analysis
TEFAF Maastricht 2018

Tefaf trends: Sweden is in, England is out, but Italy is always in vogue

Melanie Gerlis sets the scene for six specialist collecting categories at this year’s Maastricht fair

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Technology

Elon Musks's Telsa Roadster: Is it art? Or is it ‘garbage in space’?

The entrepreneur has begun implementing his plan to colonise Mars and make us a “multi-planetary species”

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Censorship

Facebook censors 30,000 year-old Venus of Willendorf as 'pornographic'

Nude statue is latest artwork to be deemed inappropriate by social media giant

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Thefts

Light-fingered man steals thumb of ancient terracotta warrior during museum party

China's Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Centre says it will reconsider its loan policy after the "noxious incident"

Sculpture

Live stream: Phyllida Barlow, Antony Gormley and Richard Deacon talk about Medardo Rosso, unknown to most of us, but venerated by Rodin and Henry Moore

Listen to what they have to say at the Courtauld Institute of Art and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac’s study meeting, Friday, 2 February, 2018, 2.00–6.00pm (GMT)

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Exhibitions

Henry Moore will return to Poland with major new exhibition

Effect British sculptor had on Modern and contemporary artists in the country will be explored

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Exhibitions

Marino Marini rises to the occasion at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection

New exhibition in Venice puts challenging work that risked offending “stuffy visitors” in context

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Exhibitions

Christo’s floating sculpture for London lake gets go ahead

Large-scale installation in Hyde Park is part of artist's Serpentine Gallery show

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Exhibitions

Bernini is guest of honour at patron's villa

Galleria Borghese celebrates the 20th anniversary of its reopening with a show that brings together the artist’s entire career

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Collectors

French collector’s offshore sculpture park finally sees the light

Carmignac Foundation will launch a culture hub on the island of Porquerolles near St Tropez this summer

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Rachel Whiteread

First look at Rachel Whiteread’s suburban house sculpture in London’s new US Embassy

Sections of an all-American home have been mounted on the walls

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

In pictures: Art Basel in Miami Beach Public sector

Artists claim their turf in Miami Beach

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In the frame

Public moulds Katy Perry's features (and they like it)

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Thefts

Thief walks out of Paris gallery with Botero’s Maternity statue

Galerie Bartoux staff discovered €425,000 bronze missing at closing time

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Exhibitions

Who was Alina Szapocznikow? Survey of Polish artist’s radical sculptures comes to the UK

Underrated sculptor, whose fight against cancer is reflected in her art, goes on show at Hepworth Wakefield

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Building projects

Norman Foster plans subtropical landscape for Norton Museum's $100m expansion

Florida museum will show sculptures by Keith Haring and Mark di Suvero in new 'garden rooms'

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Museums

New contemporary art complex to open in Catalonia with vast Juan Munoz installation

Planta project is situated in a working open-cast mine

Interview
Artist interview

Oscar Tuazon: Living as a sculptural process

The Los Angeles artist, who made one of the standout works at this year's Skulptur Projekte Műnster, is heading for the great outdoors

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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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Exhibitions

Sculptor Jean Arp gets major show in UK after 55-year hiatus

Artist's ideas on "borderless space" particularly potent against the backdrop of Brexit

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Sculpture

Long-lost Rodin sculpture turns up in New Jersey town hall

The bust of Napoleon Bonaparte has been authenticated and is due to go on loan to the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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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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Politics

The sculptures that unite America

As the debate rages about divisive Confederate monuments, five leading US scholars and curators pick the nation’s greatest memorial sculptures

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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