Sculpture invisible is worth more than $18,000

Inspired Stories 06/14/21, 06:36

Salvatore Garau, an Italian artist, sold his latest sculpture called “Lo Sono" for more than $18,000. The sculpture is invisible, but it was purchased with real visible money. Because of this, it has received a lot of criticism. However, in Garau's reasonable explanation, his artwork is not "nothing," but is "vacuum." "Vacuum is ...

Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn builds bridges over Venice

Europe 05/04/19, 05:03

Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn created a splash on the sidelines of the Venice Biennale contemporary art fair two years ago with a gigantic sculpture of a child's hands reaching out of the Grand Canal, calling attention to climate change that threatens, among other things, to sink the lagoon city.For this ...

Arts and letters academy awards gold medal to Toni Morrison

Entertainment 04/29/19, 08:05

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison is being honored this spring by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.The academy announced Monday that Morrison, celebrated for such novels as "Beloved" and "Song of Solomon," is receiving a gold medal for lifetime achievement in fiction. Other prizes announced by the academy include a ...

Palestinian artist brings Japanese origami to Gaza

Asia & Pacific 01/27/19, 05:57

In a small studio packed with sculptures made of scrap metal, Palestinian artist Ahmed Humaid has found a new medium in origami, the Japanese art of paper folding.It's an unlikely pursuit for an artist living in the Gaza Strip, which has been largely cut off from the outside world since ...

‘McJesus’ sculpture sparks outrage among Israel’s Christians

World 01/14/19, 10:16

An art exhibit in Israel featuring a crucified Ronald McDonald has sparked protests by the country's Arab Christian minority.Hundreds of Christians calling for the removal of the sculpture, titled "McJesus," protested at the museum in the northern city of Haifa last week. Israeli police say demonstrators hurled a firebomb at ...

Helped by Beyonce clip, Paris’ Louvre breaks visitor record

Europe 01/03/19, 12:22

The Louvre in Paris, the world's most visited museum, received a record 10.2 million visitors in 2018, numbers boosted by a video clip shot by pop star Beyonce amid its paintings and sculptures. The Louvre also mentioned in a statement Thursday the success of its flagship exhibition on French master Delacroix ...

Giant wooden troll removed in Colorado could get new home

Amazing 11/16/18, 20:39

A huge wooden troll that proved to be too popular in a Colorado ski resort town is gone, but it's possible the artwork could find another home.Workers in Breckenridge used a chainsaw and backhoe to remove the 15-foot (4.5 meter) sculpture known as Isak Heartstone on Thursday.The Summit Daily News ...

Giant heroin spoon left outside Massachusetts Statehouse

U.S. 10/26/18, 05:38

A giant heroin spoon sculpture that was placed outside a drugmaker's Connecticut headquarters last summer to protest the opioid overdose crisis made a brief stop at the Massachusetts Statehouse on Friday.The nearly 11-foot-long (3-meter-long), 4-foot-high (1-meter-high) steel sculpture of a burned heroin spoon was briefly placed in front of the ...

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