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    (CNN)Orange wax streams down the back of a sculpture of a Florida panther, sending a message.She will soon be gone, leaving her cub behind.The melting wax panther is an artistic metaphor for the toll human-caused climate change is taking on Florida's wildlife and people. And scientists say it could get even worse.A record hurricane season,...
    BOWDOINHAM, Maine (AP) — A donkey sculpture on a front lawn in a Maine town was set on fire in what one lawmaker called an act of "political terrorism.” The sculpture was burned around 2 a.m. Saturday morning in Bowdoinham, on the property of former select board member Theresa Turgeon, who said she currently running...
    BOWDOINHAM, Maine (AP) — A donkey sculpture on a front lawn in a Maine town was set on fire in what one lawmaker called an act of “political terrorism.” The sculpture was burned around 2 a.m. Saturday morning in Bowdoinham, on the property of former select board member Theresa Turgeon, who said she currently running...
    ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A new plexiglass sculpture in downtown Rockford is aimed at illustrating the northern Illinois community's diversity. The downtown sculpture titled “Faces of RKFD,” was created by August-Lain Weickert, a senior at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, according to the Rockford Register Star. The 6-foot-tall sculpture made of plexiglass panels...
    "PENIS-SHAPED" statues of leaping fish are being torn down in Morocco after furious locals said they were "pornographic". A statue of two fish leaping into the air on a roundabout in Mehdia, Morocco is being demolished. 2This statue of fish leaping in Morocco is being demolishedCredit: Facebook 2Locals complained about the fish being 'pornographic'Credit: Facebook...
    A 'HIDEOUS' new Melania Trump statue has been compared to the infamous botched art restoration dubbed the 'Monkey Christ.' The new sculpture, erected close to her hometown of Sevnica in Slovenia, shows no obvious relation to Melania Trump's features. 5A bronze replica depicting US First Lady Melania Trump, made by US artist Brad DowneyCredit: AFP...
    You may have walked by “Civic Stage Set,” a painted steel sculpture by artist David Bottini, many times without noticing it, colorful but unobtrusive next to Parkside Hall in downtown San Jose. These days you can’t see it at all, as the pop art piece is behind construction fencing as work continues on projects on...
    A sculpture of first lady Melania Trump will replace the original wooden piece that was set on fire in Slovenia earlier in 2020. The sculpture, commissioned by U.S. artist Brad Downey, is a bronze replica of the original, which was placed near Trump's hometown in Sevnica, Slovenia. Downey, who also commissioned the original sculpture,...
    ROME (AP) — A restoration of one of Michelangelo’s sculptures of the Madonna and Christ has uncovered previously unknown details, including the artist's tool marks, that had been hidden under centuries of dust and wax. Florence’s Museo dell’Opera del Duomo said Wednesday that the cleaning of the Bandini Pieta, which began last year but was...
    ROME – A restoration of one of Michelangelo’s sculptures of the Madonna and Christ has uncovered previously unknown details, including the artist's tool marks, that had been hidden under centuries of dust and wax. Florence’s Museo dell’Opera del Duomo said Wednesday that the cleaning of the Bandini Pieta, which began last year but was suspended...
    A Republican congressman from Florida is urging city officials in Sarasota to quash a plan that would move a statue celebrating the World War II victory over Japan away from its current Bayfront home. “It commemorates the celebration of VJ Day and the end of World War II,” Rep. Vern Buchanan wrote in a letter to...
    SAN ANTONIO – Items from the estate of late oil tycoon and Texas business magnate T. Boone Pickens will hit the auction block this month. A four-day Texas Billionaires auction — including 2,300 lots of fine art and rarities — is set to take place for Sept. 12-15 by J. Garrett Auctioneers in Dallas. Other...
    It was a dairy good time for plenty of readers missing one of the beloved traditions of the Minnesota State Fair — the sculpting of Princess Kay of the Milky Way and her court in 90-pound blocks of butter: The Butterheads. With the Fair canceled this year and the Butterhead sculpting gone virtual, we launched...
    After 14 years, moves from Garrison to Brewster After 14 autumns at Saunders Farm in Garrison, the Collaborative Concepts outdoor sculpture show will move this year to Tilly Foster Farm, a county-owned historic site near Brewster, where it opens on Saturday (Sept. 5). Based in Putnam Valley, Collaborative Concepts, a nonprofit dedicated to presenting professional...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Is driving past 70 life-like dinosaurs on your to-do list? It’s on ours! Check out four nights of live music, a picnic in a sculpture park, or that dino drive-thru. DINOSAUR DRIVE-THRU As the Patriots gear up for the regular season, dinosaurs are taking over Gillette Stadium. The Jurassic Quest drive-thru is...
    Four contemporary films and an artist talk form the core of September’s Walker Moving Image. Starting next Tuesday (Sept. 8), continuing through Sept. 22, they’re grouped around a single complex theme: “Black Living, Jazz, Gentrification & Get’n By.” The program also includes a clutch of shorts by local filmmakers. “Black Living” is a series of...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Because of the coronavirus pandemic, there won’t be a New York State Fair this year, but that’s not stopping an annual tradition. This year’s butter sculpture was unveiled by the American Dairy Association Tuesday, and it’s a symbol of the new normal. The sculpture depicts two children, one learning from home,...
    A drunk man continued the decade-long tradition of destroying street artwork used for a yearly Chamber of Commerce initiative, resulting in a felony charge, police said. Ulster County resident Vincent DeBellis, 43, was witnessed ripping the tye-dyed wings off of a fiberglass butterfly decked out for the Chamber's "Fluttering Around Saugerties" event at nearly 2...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s safe to say that a lot of people are missing the traditional Minnesota State Fair this year. Donna Moenning of Hayfield is no exception, but she can get her hands on a 40-year-old piece of State Fair history simply by opening her freezer. Dairy farming is in her blood. In fact,...
    Gizmodo, a portal where they often retrieve curious stories, have rescued theirs just a few days ago. “data-reactid =” 24 “> The origin of Stuckie, the dog that has been mummified inside a tree for decades, has charged New prominence in the midst of a current situation dominated by the news...
    The artist has been working in partnership with James Cook University and the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences to create a sculpture park that highlights reef conservation and restoration in a mix of science and art and tourism, of course. The sculpture park has a “coral greenhouse” sunk and 20 sculptures of “reef guardians” engaged...
    Prada Marfa is an art installation located in Valentine, Texas, off US Highway 90.  It was created by two Berlin-based artists who are known for addressing and criticizing societal trends through their work. The single-room replica of a Prada store contains real Prada items, although its doors cannot be opened. The artists intended for...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Central Park has more than 800 acres that hold so much history. There are more than 20 sculptures... but not one depicts an actual woman.Of the 23 statues of historical figures in the 840-acre, 166-year-old public park, none honors actual women. There are statues of three female fictional characters: Alice...
    When the COVID-19 shutdown began, Laura Kaufman moved her studio into her Cold Spring living room, which she shares with her husband, an artist who teaches digital media at Marist, their young son and a dog. “It got crazy — comical, really,” she recalls, with the dog sleeping under her sculptures-in-progress. Kaufman was preparing for...
    LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4)– Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet visited Loveland on Friday, visiting the sculpting studio of artist Jane DeDecker. The Democrat wanted to see the progress being made on her “Every Word We Utter” sculpture. (credit: Sen. Bennet’s Office) The sculpture celebrates the pioneers of the women’s suffrage movement: Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady...
    Photo via VistSt.PeteClearwaterThe St. Pete Pier is temporarily closing on Monday and Tuesday morning as adjustments are made to Janet Echelman’s “Bending Arc” installation, which has been at the pier since its opening. The pier will be closed from 4 a.m. to noon on both weekdays. The adjustments are focused on the current temporary anchoring...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Visitors can now get a fresh, in person perspective to the artwork at the Nasher Sculpture Center. The primary element to its COVID-19 re-opening is the capacity restriction. They are allowing no more than 40 people inside the museum at a time. Nasher Sculpture Center (credit: CBS 11 News) Director of the...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Crews renovating the Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial in Boston lifted the bronze sculpture off its base on Monday. The piece of art on the Boston Common is considered to be one of the ten monuments that changed America. The sculpture honors Col. Robert Gould Shaw and a group of black soldiers...
    A sculpture garden lets you soak up art along with sunshine — and these days, with museum doors still closed by the pandemic, we’ll take our art fix any way we can. CultureTrip.com agrees, even in non-pandemic times. A few years ago, they put together a list of the top sculpture parks in California, a...
    A park in the southern U.S. state of Georgia is not opening Saturday because of a planned right-wing rally. Pro-Confederate, white supremacists and other right-wing groups had called for the rally, following a peaceful demonstration by a Black militia at the park last month. Stone Moutain Park, in suburban Atlanta, feared a violent confrontation between...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Suburban Atlanta’s Stone Mountain Park, home of a giant sculpture of Confederate leaders, says it will close its gates Saturday in the face of a planned right-wing rally. The event has sparked fears of violence, especially before an all-Black militia said earlier this week that it would cancel plans to show up....
    By JEFF AMY, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Suburban Atlanta's Stone Mountain Park, home of a giant sculpture of Confederate leaders, says it will close its gates Saturday in the face of a planned right-wing rally. The event has sparked fears of violence, especially before an all-Black militia said earlier this week that it would...
    A businessman in India made sure his wife’s memory would be kept alive forever. Srinivasa Gupta, 57, unveiled a lifelike wax figure of his deceased wife Madhavi on Saturday at his new bungalow in Koppal, a district in the Indian state of Karnataka. NEW YORK MAN’S HUMOROUS OBITUARY ENDS WITH A SERIOUS WARNING: ‘DON’T BE...
    Visit St. Pete-Clearwater Sculptor Janet Echelman titled her new installment on St. Petersburg’s Spa Beach “Bending Arc,” and with that she invoked Dr. Martin Luther King and his famous quote, “The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.” When she researched the Spa Beach location for her new installation...
    Missing the Minnesota State Fair? Dreaming of sipping a malt from the Dairy Bar while watching Princess Kay and her court get their heads sculpted in butter? The 2020 Fair is canceled, but you can make your own mini butter sculpture and enter it in our contest to win some cool prizes. Get yourself a...
    The four monumental bas-reliefs of a woman’s back that Henri Matisse finished between 1909 and 1930 are among the most enigmatic sculptures of the 20th century. They show him refining the figure’s forms — head, limbs, torso, spine — one after the other over the course of two decades. But they’re a painter’s sculptures. Matisse’s...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump has suggested that adding him to Mount Rushmore “sounds like a good idea." But Trump later denied the suggestion, claiming it was “fake news” reported by CNN and The New York Times.  16Trump denying claims about Mount Rushmore on TwitterCredit: Twitter Here is more on the iconic structure dedicated to America's presidents. ...
    A footloose and fancy free tourist in Italy snapped three toes off a 200-year-old sculpture while taking a photo according to reports. The toe woes began on July 31 when the 50-year-old Austrian man jumped up onto the base of the plaster cast model of Paolina Bonaparte to get the perfect shot at the Gipsoteca...
    A historic sculpture in Italy is now missing some of its toes, thanks to an overeager tourist. The man damaged the 200-year-old sculpture last week while posing for a photo, the museum said.  The tourist, who is from Austria, broke several toes off of the original plaster of, "Paolina Borghese Bonaparte as Venus Victrix," at...
    An Austrian tourist damaged a plaster model of a 200-year-old sculpture in Italy last week while trying to take a selfie with the artwork, according to multiple reports. The unidentified visitor turned himself in yesterday just days after he sat on Antonio Canova's statue of Paolina Bonaparte so he could get a good picture, causing at least...
    A CLUMSY tourist accidentally snapped the toes off a 200-year-old sculpture while posing for a selfie. The tourist, who has been revealed as a 50-year-old man from Austria, had been leaning against the "Paolina Borghese Bonaparte as Venus Victrix" artwork at the Gypsotheca Antonio Canova museum in Possagno. 3The sculpture lost some of its toes because...
    The "Paolina Borghese as Venus Victrix" sculpture at the Galleria Borghese in Rome. Antonio Masiello/Getty Images An Austrian tourist broke two toes off the sculpture "Paolina Borghese as Venus Victrix," after sitting on it for a photo on Friday, Italy's Museo Antonio Canova said in a Facebook post. The plaster cast dates back to...
    A tourist damaged a 19th century plaster model by sculptor Antonio Canova while taking a selfie.  The tourist, who has been revealed as a 50-year-old man from Austria, leaned on the 'Paolina Borghese Bonaparte as Venus Victrix' artwork while posing for a photograph.  He accidentally broke off three of the toes of the sculpture, at...
    Prominent Denver artist Gamma Acosta appears to have tagged a sculpture by longtime Colorado artist Clark Richert that was recently installed at 127 East 20th Avenue Both the sculpture, "Quadrivium," and its base are now emblazoned with Acosta's signature bright red heart with a heartline graph running across it. Beneath the sculpture, it reads #Gamma Gallery, Acosta's...
    Marin County’s battle over Sir Francis Drake accelerated on two fronts Wednesday, with officials removing a controversial statue in Larkspur and signs from the namesake high school in San Anselmo. Larkspur had the 30-foot roadside sculpture hauled off at about 3 a.m. and placed in an undisclosed location. Officials cited concerns that the piece —...
    TEL AVIV (Reuters) - A statue in a Tel Aviv square of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu enjoying a "Last Supper" feast added new bite on Wednesday to mounting protests against his handling of the coronavirus crisis. Netanyahu, whose popularity has plunged in opinion polls amid 21.5% unemployment, said his depiction in a mock tableau...