All posts in sculpture

A brief look at the Crazy Horse Memorial taking shape in South Dakota

When asked where you might find the largest face in the US, one might think of the Statue of Liberty, whose face is eight feet tall, or better yet, Mount Rushmore, which depicts the visages of four US presidents at around 60 feet or so. However, the real answer lies not far from the Mount […]

Art World Roundup: from Thomas J. Price’s new London statue to NYC’s odd COVID-19 poster to the ongoing 5Pointz battle

This week’s Art World Roundup covers a British artist’s depiction of the Black “everywoman”, the ongoing battle over 5Pointz, NYC governor Cuomo’s unusual COVID-19 poster, museums masks, and a recently discovered Picasso.    Statue of Black “everywoman” unveiled for East London Thomas J. Price, a British artist known for his figurative sculptures, this week revealed […]

Art World Roundup: Black trans women artists honoured with new grant, an update on Notre Dame, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup covers a new grant designed to highlight Black trans women artists while Anish Kapoor calls out museums for their tokenistic use of non-Western artists. Also, a LA artist is producing a new sculpture to raise money for the BLM movement, Creative Capital sets up more support for artists during the […]

The statues and sculptures of Montreal

With the changing of the guard from summer to fall almost upon us, the prevalence of outdoor arts events begin to dwindle. Especially in Montreal, where festivals and public events fill up the vast majority of spring and summer, you can feel a total paradigm shift. While the streets aren’t yet snowed in, ceasing almost […]

Michael Rakowitz announced as winner of $100,000 Nasher Prize

The Nasher Sculpture Center announced today that American artist Michael Rakowitz (b. 1973) will be the recipient of the 2020 Nasher Prize. In its fifth year, the prize consists of an award designed by Nasher Sculpture Center architect Renzo Piano and $100,000. The Nasher Prize is an international award that seeks to recognize living artists […]

‘Quasi’: the massive hand sculpture moves cities

Anytime an artist installs a public artwork, it inevitably attracts praise and criticism from locals. Well, Quasi, a 2016 sculpture by Ronnie van Hout has definitely had that response and now, a new city is getting to weigh in. The five-metre tall sculpture of a hand eerily peers out over the rooftops. Quasi isn’t just […]

Carl Andre’s horizontal sculptures

“For me, a sculpture is like a road … My pieces require the viewer to walk along them, around them or over them.” Carl André, born in 1935 in Massachusetts, is an American minimalist painter and sculptor. When he turned 16 years old, he studied painting at the Phillips Academy in Andover, a school located […]