Statue of Liberty Stamp Mistake to Cost Postal Service $3.5 Million

Statue of Liberty Stamp Mistake to Cost Postal Service $three.5 Million

In a 2010 stamp design, the United States Postal Service mistook a Las Vegas-based duplicate for the true Statue of Liberty. Now a federal courtroom has dominated that the publish workplace should pay the duplicate’s sculptor $three.5 million for violating his copyright. The statue by the artist Robert Davidson sits on the New York-New York […]

The Art of Staying Cool: 10 Can’t-Miss Summer Shows in New York

The Art of Staying Cool: 10 Can’t-Miss Summer Shows in New York

Time might be uncooperative; schedules go askew. And New York City’s a busy city. One of the large regrets we artwork critics really feel because the season winds down is in regards to the museum exhibits we didn’t evaluate, those that obtained caught within the midyear pileup of openings throughout the town. As a partial […]

Frighteningly lifelike clay sculptures

Frighteningly lifelike clay sculptures

Polina Verbitsaya has gotten fairly adept at sculpting polymer clay into weird sculptures, like disturbing folks, physique components, and and different visceral gew-gaws. Here are just a few from her Instagram: More (together with some NSFW choices) on her Etsy shop, and he or she takes commissions. • WeirdSculpture (Etsy / Polina Verbitsaya by way […]

A George Washington Monument, Rediscovered in Fragile Plaster

A George Washington Monument, Rediscovered in Fragile Plaster

The yr is 1816, and Thomas Jefferson, residing in post-presidential splendor in Monticello, has been referred to as on to offer some recommendation. The state legislature of North Carolina has resolved to construct a monument to George Washington that may have satisfaction of place within the capitol constructing in Raleigh. Jefferson, who (with Benjamin Franklin) […]

‘A Catharsis Sculpture’: An Artist Makes a Monument to Cancer Survivors

‘A Catharsis Sculpture’: An Artist Makes a Monument to Cancer Survivors

For the final two years or so, the artist Prune Nourry has considered herself as a sculpture. Ms. Nourry, who’s French and splits her time between Brooklyn and Paris, was identified with breast most cancers in 2016. As she went by way of remedy, together with chemotherapy and reconstructive surgical procedure, she considered her medical […]

Large-Scale Art Protest Outside OxyContin Maker Ends in Arrest

Large-Scale Art Protest Outside OxyContin Maker Ends in Arrest

STAMFORD, Conn. — The sculpture, about 10 ft lengthy and weighing some 700 kilos, is a big depiction of the kind of spoon addicts use to prepare dinner heroin earlier than injecting it. On Friday morning, the spoon, by the Boston-based sculptor Domenic Esposito, was unloaded right here outdoors the headquarters of Purdue Pharma, the […]

Shiny animal sculptures from Jud Turner

Shiny animal sculptures from Jud Turner

Sculptor Jud Turner (previously) writes, “Been playing with shiny chrome parts in the studio lately (motorcycle parts, mostly) to conjure up things that are currently scaring me: “Stanislav the Russian Boar” and “Hera the Mud Dauber Wasp.” Don’t fear, I am utilizing loads of air flow and respirator when welding up this poisonous however […]

Funky Ceramics Are Everywhere. Including in Galleries.

Funky Ceramics Are Everywhere. Including in Galleries.

More than stitching, flower-arranging or zine-making, clay would possibly supply the right antidote to trendy occasions. Hyper-tactile, it faucets right into a primal need to form earth — what the potter and author Edmund de Waal has described as pondering by means of the fingers — and is beloved for its immediacy. “You move and […]

Italian Court Says the Getty’s Prized Ancient Bronze Should Be Seized

Italian Court Says the Getty’s Prized Ancient Bronze Should Be Seized

It is a Greek statue, but it surely was discovered within the open waters of the Adriatic by Italian fishermen. It now stands within the Getty Villa, a museum in Los Angeles. Which nation is the rightful house for the so-called Getty Bronze? An Italian courtroom dominated this month it belongs to Italy, and may […]