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Why the long face? Artist pilloried after creating half-horse, half-man sculpture

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In Irish mythology, a púca is a mischievous, shapeshifting spirit that can take the form of a horse and entice unwary travellers on to its back for a wild ride. Aidan Harte knows how that feels. Eighteen months ago th...

Bob Dylan unveils his largest-ever sculpture, of a railway freight car

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Bob Dylan’s largest-ever sculpture, of a railway freight carriage, has been unveiled on a French vineyard. The monumental piece, entitled Rail Car, is built from about seven tonnes of iron and installed on train track...

The Tree of Trees jubilee sculpture is yet another mound of ill-judged public art

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The Tree of Trees, an object to be erected outside Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s jubilee, is, according to the studio of its designer, Thomas Heatherwick, a “sculpture” that “seeks to put the importance of trees a...

Solar system recreated in Derry sculpture trail

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A glowing silicone sun measuring 2.3 metres in diameter and a pinhead-size Pluto have been brought down to earth in an extraordinary scale model of the solar system aimed at giving the public a true sense of the huge ...

Banana splits: inner-Melbourne council won’t commit to returning controversial fruit sculpture

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A 1.8-metre public sculpture of an anthropomorphic banana in Melbourne that was removed for repairs may never be reinstated, with the council unable to commit to its return. The artwork, which features a menacing skul...

Turner prize: Trafalgar Square whipped cream and fly sculpture among shortlist

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The artist who installed the fourth plinth sculpture in Trafalgar Square featuring a dollop of whipped cream topped with a cherry, a drone and a fly has been shortlisted for this year’s Turner prize. Heather Phillipso...

Artwork that will be UK’s tallest ceramic sculpture takes shape in Devon

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At the moment the vividly-coloured pieces are dotted around Sandy Brown’s studio, a former sailmaking loft in the north Devon shipbuilding town of Appledore. In a few weeks they will be transported to a Cornish town a...

Long-lost Canova sculpture bought for couple’s garden could fetch £8m

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It was one of the last marble sculptures completed by the great Italian artist Antonio Canova before his death in 1822 and depicts Mary Magdalene in a state of ecstasy. But Maddelena Giacente (Recumbent Magdalene) – o...

‘I just want to be left alone’: artist Daniel Lismore on life as a living sculpture

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In the basement of the Herbert Gallery in Coventry, Daniel Lismore is wearing a gown of pink chiffon and silver lame, a chainmail headdress and a full face of makeup, and wielding a glue gun over a brooch. It’s a stri...

Ancient sculpture is ‘most important prehistoric art find in UK for century’

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A 5,000-year-old chalk sculpture discovered in east Yorkshire, due to be displayed at the British Museum, has been described as the most important piece of prehistoric art to be found in Britain in the last century. T...

The person who got me through 2021: Heather Phillipson’s sculpture brightened my trips to hospital

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Most people were keen to leave 2020 behind but had I known what was coming in 2021, I might have chosen to stay there. From the first days of January I started to experience extended bouts of dizziness – a feeling tha...

Hope on the banks of the Clyde: Cop26 legacy sculpture installed

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A new public sculpture that calls for optimism about humanity’s response to the climate crisis has been installed in a park once home to Glasgow’s last working coalmine. The Hope Sculpture, featuring an androgynous ch...

Trump photo with Rittenhouse reveals ‘Mount Trumpmore’ sculpture

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Pictures released before the Thanksgiving holiday showed Donald Trump with Kyle Rittenhouse, with the head of a martial arts organisation – and with his own miniature Mount Rushmore, his own visage visable next to tho...

Hepworth’s soothing sounds transport you – Yorkshire Sculpture International review

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In the early 20th century, a youthful Barbara Hepworth would observe “the granite sets, the steep hills of industrial Yorkshire, the scurrying of mill girls in their shawls” and “imagine stone ‘images’ rising out of t...

Yayoi Kusama pumpkin sculpture washed into sea by Japan storm

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Experts are determining whether it is possible to reconstruct one of Japan’s most recognisable works of modern art after it was badly damaged during a recent tropical storm. The sculpture, a giant black and yellow pol...

New York sculpture Vessel faces calls for closure after fourth jump death

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The Hudson Yards development in midtown Manhattan is facing calls to dismantle the Vessel, its huge sculptural centrepiece, after a fourth person in less than two years jumped from the 150ft structure. A 14-year-old ...

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