Tag: Sculpture

New Barack Obama Statue Includes a Surprise Dose of Black Girl Magic

Photo: Marcelo del Pozo (Getty Images) I’ve never spent a day of my life in South Dakota, but artist James Van Nuys just provided a compelling incentive to do so. On Saturday, the 64-year-old sculptor revealed the latest addition to Rapid City’s City of Presidents project—a life-size sculpture of our forever President Barack Obama. KOTA […]

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Who Mows the Lawn at Storm King, New York’s Largest Sculpture Park?

SURFACING It takes a crew of eight to maintain the 500 acres at Storm King Art Center, where art lives in the landscape. ImageMaya Lin’s “Storm King Wavefield,” (2007-08) gets a haircut.CreditThomas Prior for The New York Times Joel Longinott and Robert Finch dig a hole for a new installation. Mark di Suvero’s “Figolu” (2005-11) […]

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Sculpture, Both Botanical and Bestial, Awe at the Met Breuer

It’s been a while since I was last truly startled by contemporary sculpture, enough to make me wonder “How on earth did someone even think to do this, never mind do it?” But that was my reaction to “Phenomenal Nature: Mrinalini Mukherjee” at the Met Breuer. Surprises start early. You step off the Breuer’s third-floor […]

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salt years by sigalit landau, a powerfully moving and profoundly poetic exhibition

the museum der moderne salzburg is presenting a comprehensive survey of israeli sculptor and video installation artist sigalit landau titled salt years. born in jerusalem (1969), landau is one of israel’s most prominent contemporary artists of her generation. presented at both of the museum’s venues — rupertinum and mönchsberg — the exhibition is the artist’s […]

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jaume plensa exhibits seven sculptures at calatrava’s city of arts and sciences in valencia

galerie lelong & co. announces the exhibition of seven monumental sculptures by jaume plensa at santiago calatrava’s city of arts and sciences in valencia, spain. each cast iron sculpture in the water comprises a large-scale portrait head of a woman respectively entitled silvia, isabella, laura asia, maria, minna, carla, and laurelle. each is presented with […]

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gerry judah swoops an aston martin skywards in sculpture at goodwood festival of speed

the goodwood festival of speed is an annual event that celebrates the extensive history of motorsport. since 1997, the festival features a new centerpiece sculpture every year that features famous cars and welcomes guests to the festival at goodwood house in west sussex. the 2019 festival introduces a new sculpture by the renowned sculptor gerry […]

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iris van herpen sculpts ‘kinetic couture’ that moves as models walk the runway

iris van herpen takes inspiration from the kinetic sculptures of american artist anthony howe for her latest collection at this year’s paris couture week. the dutch designer presented 19 dresses that moved with the wind as models walked the runway wearing technologically mesmerizing pieces made from layers of ancient silk moiré. images courtesy of iris […]

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19 contemporary sculptures appear across the city center of london

the streets of central london have, once again, been transformed into exhibition spaces for public art as ‘sculpture in the city’ returns for its ninth edition. for 2019, the annual program places 19 different artworks alongside some of the british capital’s most famous buildings, such as the gherkin and cheese grater. joining the new additions, […]

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The Guggenheim’s Collection, as Seen by Six Art Stars

Good things tend to happen when a museum invites an artist to sift through its holdings and curate an exhibition from other people’s works. Artists look at a collection more freely and greedily than most of us, from odd angles. They often ferret out neglected or eccentric treasures, highlighting what museums have but aren’t using; […]

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Charles Ginnever, Sculptor on a Grand Scale, Dies at 87

Charles Ginnever, whose striking metal sculptures can be seen on museum grounds, in parks, outside public buildings and dotting college campuses all over the United States, died on June 16 at his farm in Putney, Vt. He was 87. His family announced his death. Mr. Ginnever, working largely in steel, made massive geometric forms that […]

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11 Outdoor Installations to See in New York This Summer

Across the city this summer, works that artists conceived for public spaces are turning up — like “Estructuras Monumentales,” five large-scale sculptures that Carmen Herrera started making in the 1960s that will be on view at City Hall Park from July 11 through Nov. 8. Other artists, like Leonardo Drew, have had to do more […]

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For Claes Oldenburg, a Time to Let Go, a Time to Look Ahead

When Claes Oldenburg, widely recognized as the father of Pop art, heard that a visitor to his studio at the western edge of SoHo wanted to see drawings of the fictional land he invented as a child, he said, playfully, “At last!” Now 90, excusing himself for taking a seat because “my knees aren’t reliable,” […]

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felipe pantone overlaps three rotating discs to create endless color formations

felipe pantone has created a kinetic sculpture that uses rotating acrylic disks to create an ever-changing palette of color. the edition is part of pantone’s ‘subtractive variability’ series that work as a platform to demonstrate chromatic phenomena. images courtesy of case studyo and the artist titled ‘subtractive variability auto’, the moving sculpture combines three printed […]

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leeroy new turns old plastic into sculptural armour for ‘aliens of manila’ cyber-site series

filipino artist leeroy new recycles colanders, cables and plastic tubes, to create sculptural armour and transform ordinary civilians into otherworldly beings. featuring various personalities who practice on the fringe as its models, ‘aliens of manila’ is a futuristic cyber-site series that plays upon the idea of offbeat characters who thrive on the edge of the […]

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artist euglena creates extremely delicate sculptures using dandelion seeds

tokyo-based artist euglena creates delicate sculptures using dandelion seeds, a bit of glue, and a steady hand. she creates abstract shapes that hold their form whilst reacting to the movement of their surroundings. images courtesy of the artist euglena‘s signature projects, which go by the name of ‘watage’, depend on the delicate movement of dandelion […]

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Dia Diversifies, While Staying True to Its Roots

BEACON, N.Y. — Of all New York’s museums, none has a stronger house style than the Dia Art Foundation. It committed early on to supporting a small number of artists, such as Donald Judd and Dan Flavin, and presented their work in uncommonly long exhibitions of up to a year. It also undertook permanent installations […]

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An Artist on Paying Homage to Harlem, and Using Found Fabrics in Paintings

On a drizzly morning in April, the artist Tschabalala Self, 28, straps on kneepads and pulls back her braids to kneel above a quilt-like painting. Her textile works are sewn from fabric scraps — brick-stamped canvas, Timberland-colored beige, acid-washed denim — and imagine black women and men in her home neighborhood of Harlem as exaggerated […]

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Leonardo Drew Rides His Magic Carpet to a New Field

When Leonardo Drew was invited by the Madison Square Park Conservancy to make his first outdoor public artwork, he came to realize he couldn’t compete with the Empire State Building in the distance and other skyscrapers surrounding this urban oasis off Fifth Avenue just north of East 23rd Street. “The city is just a monster!” […]

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The Hand of Native American Women, Visible at Last

In early June, an installation by a Native American artist will hang in the galleries of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, but it won’t look like Native art in any traditional sense. “Idiot Strings, The Things We Carry” (2017), by Sonya Kelliher-Combs, an Athabascan and Inupiat artist from Alaska, is a series of goat and […]

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