Tag: Sculpture

a squid, a chicken, and a beetle, join masayoshi matsumoto’s collection of intricate balloon sculptures

japanese artist masayoshi matsumoto blows and twists balloons into a wide range of intricately formed sculptures. capturing the unique anatomy of various species from the animal kingdom, the self-taught artist adds a squid, a chicken, and an array of new insects, to an already eclectic collection of animals, bugs, and plant life. images via @isopresso_balloon masayoshi […]

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‘moulding matters’ combines architectural craft with contemporary design in naples

taking place in naples, italy, and initiated neopolitan architect jessica pappalardo, ‘moulding matters’ is a new design phenomenon conducting research through hands-on casting of traditional ornamental profiles and motifs. supported by an international group of architects, historians and fabricators, the project seeks to engage the city’s architectural heritage – working with not only its historic […]

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XX Marks the Spot: KAWS Goes Global

Many art careers are made from the top down: A museum show typically provides the seal of approval that propels a young artist to success in the commercial world. But KAWS — the nom-d’art of Brian Donnelly — took another direction. He became a popular juggernaut thanks to the simple, graphic and recognizable characters he […]

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Jeff Koons ‘Rabbit’ Sets Auction Record for Most Expensive Work by Living Artist

A shiny stainless steel sculpture created by Jeff Koons in 1986, inspired by a child’s inflatable toy, sold at Christie’s on Wednesday night for $91.1 million with fees, breaking the record at auction for a work by a living artist, set just last November by David Hockney. Robert E. Mnuchin, an art dealer and the […]

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Jeff Koons ‘Rabbit’ Smashes Record for Work by a Living Artist

A shiny stainless steel sculpture created by Jeff Koons in 1986, inspired by a child’s inflatable toy, sold at Christie’s on Wednesday night for $91.1 million with fees, smashing the record at auction for a work by a living artist, set just last November by David Hockney. Robert E. Mnuchin, an art dealer and the […]

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hongtao zhou reflects on china’s rapid urban transformation during venice art biennale

for the 2019 edition of venice’s art biennale, hongtao zhou presents a large-scale sculpture entitled ‘tontsen eye’. building upon his textscape series, the artist has collaborated with fang qi, abaiyi-akebai and lianglu hou to display an interpretation of shanghai’s rapidly growing urban environment. exhibited within the historical venetian setting of palazzo michiel, the project aims […]

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lorenzo quinn joins giant hands to ‘build bridges’ during venice art biennale 2019

for the occasion of 2019’s venice art biennale, lorenzo quinn unveils his latest work entitled ‘building bridges’, which is opening to the public on may 10th. known for his previous installation in 2017, which saw a pair of hands prop up the famous italian city, this new, site-specific sculpture comprises of six pairs of hands […]

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Feature: Tyree Guyton Turned a Detroit Street Into a Museum. Why Is He Taking It Down?

McDougall-Hunt, a small neighborhood of single-family homes on the East Side of Detroit, once represented the best America had to offer working people. In the years leading up to and directly following World War II, it became a predominantly black neighborhood of mostly automobile and manufacturing workers, many of them employed at the nearby Packard […]

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antony gormley repopulates ancient greek island of delos with sculptural iron bodies

an unprecedented exhibition of contemporary sculpture by british artist antony gormley displays from may to october 2019 throughout the archaeological site of the island of delos. the non-profit organization NEON, founded by dimitris daskalopoulos, and the ephorate of antiquities of cyclades present the collection of anthropomorphic sculptures scattered across the greek island. gormley repopulates the […]

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Art Review: At Frieze New York, Islands of Daring

Getting into this year’s Frieze Art Fair on Randalls Island will cost you $57, plus the round trip on the ferry. But that’s nothing compared to what it cost nearly 200 galleries to exhibit there. And so dealers have made the reasonable decision to bring a little of everything that sells — which may account […]

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suspended among the trees, rainwater collecting sculptures mimic elaborate chandeliers

floating above a clearing in a grove of pine trees, john grade studio’s ‘reservoir’ sculpture comprises an accumulation of five thousand delicate rainwater-collection droplets. each droplet, individually heat-formed and framed in steam-bent wood, is attached to one of two clear filament nets suspended from the overhead canopy of trees. the glassy amassment expresses a continually […]

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Frieze Week 2019: When Dawoud Bey Met David Hammons

In 1981, the artist David Hammons and the photographer Dawoud Bey found themselves at Richard Serra’s T.W.U., a hulking Corten steel monolith installed just the year before in a pregentrified and sparsely populated TriBeCa. No one really knows the details of what happened next, or if there were even details to know aside from what […]

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Venice Beach May Lose a Landmark: A Mark di Suvero Sculpture

LOS ANGELES — The most visible and recognizable artwork on Venice Beach, a 60-foot-tall steel sculpture by Mark di Suvero that has been a popular meeting point for nearly two decades, will be dismantled and trucked to Northern California by the end of this year, according to the artist and his gallery L.A. Louver. The […]

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Monir Farmanfarmaian, 96, Dies; Artist Melded Islam and the Abstract

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, an Iranian artist whose mirror-encrusted geometric compositions drew on both Islamic architecture and the abstractions of the postwar New York avant-garde, died on April 20 in Tehran. She was 96. The death was confirmed by a grandson, Aziz Isham. Ms. Farmanfarmaian (pronounced far-mahn-far-MY-ahn) emerged as a key actor in the worldwide development […]

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koji kasatani creates ongoing series of ultra-realistic banana ceramics

inspired by the colors and scenes of everyday life, japanese artist and sculptor koji kasatani’s creates light-hearted ceramics that take joking around seriously. following the tradition of creatives whose practice relies on incredible craftsmanship he pushes ceramics to its limits, focusing on the most minute details to create true-to-life depictions of everyday objects. images courtesy […]

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jobs, musk, putin, trump, bezos, zuckerberg: a 3D printed pantheon of modern forces

chilean born, new york based artist and designer sebastian errazuriz uses rendered prints and 3D modeled sculptures that have been 3D printed to portray greco-roman style — a pantheon of today’s polarizing technological forces. the beginning of the end, curated by james salomon, will be the US premier of errazuriz’s latest sculptural works. the exhibition will […]

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A Miracle of Timing: The Statues That Escaped the Notre-Dame Fire

PARIS — For years, restoration experts worried that the fragile copper figures risked plunging to earth from Notre-Dame cathedral’s 19th-century spire. Instead, in a miracle of timing, the sculptures of the Twelve Apostles and four New Testament evangelists escaped a fiery end when they were plucked by cranes and removed just days before the blaze […]

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