Latest Sculpture News

Baptist church's 'Catholic' Jesus statue to find new home

Jun. 10, 2018 2:00 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A statue of Jesus that a Baptist church in South Carolina voted to remove because the congregation deemed it too Catholic has found a new home. The hand-carved, 7-foot (2-meter) statue and accompanying reliefs depicting scenes from Christ's life have been displayed outside the front...

Some like it not: Marilyn Monroe statue has church venting

Jun. 8, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Marilyn Monroe's rear is getting some leers in Connecticut. A 26-foot statue of the actress has been placed in a Stamford park across the street from a church, which is getting a full view of her behind. It depicts the famous scene from 1955's "The Seven Year Itch" where Monroe holds...

AP PHOTOS: Living statues festival wows Romania's capital

Jun. 3, 2018 5:53 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Wait, did that statue really move? It may have been the question many people asked while taking a walk in Bucharest over the past week, during the International Living Statues Festival. Artists from eight countries embodied 64 statues in the old quarter of Romanian capital, in...

Where's Messi? Tributes missing in his native Argentina city

May. 28, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

ROSARIO, Argentina (AP) — Right before kickoff, the plasma TVs were still tuned to a tennis match on mute instead of the Barcelona game at a nearly empty bar owned by Lionel Messi's family in his Argentina hometown. The only clue at the bar were some photos of Messi. No one seemed to care about the...

For Robert Indiana, 'LOVE' was a complicated relationship

May. 22, 2018 11:16 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Pop artist Robert Indiana, best known for his 1960s "LOVE" series, died at his secluded island home off the Maine coast having never found the type of lasting love that was celebrated by thousands through his iconic work. The artist's endearing image of LOVE is instantly recognizable...

LeBronzed? James honored by drive to build statue of him

May. 21, 2018 1:01 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James may go from idolized to immortalized in his hometown. A GoFundMe account has been established with a goal to raise $1 million to sculpt and erect a life-size statue of James in Akron, where he began his basketball career before becoming a superstar with the Cleveland...

Missouri Senate votes to send Harry Truman back to DC

May. 16, 2018 1:44 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Harry Truman is headed back to Washington. A statue of Truman, the nation's 33rd president who ended World War II after authorizing the use of atomic bombs against Japan, is set to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol next year. Every state gets to choose two statues for the National...

Central Oregon museum picks 'Klondike Kate' sculpture

May. 7, 2018 2:17 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The Deschutes Historical Museum has selected an Oregon City artist to create a sculpture honoring 'Klondike Kate,' a vaudeville actress in the Yukon Territory who later moved to Oregon. The Bulletin reports that Kate Rockwell became famous during the gold rush and after the rush was over,...

Germany: Looted art restitution project shows first results

May. 2, 2018 10:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Several German cultural institutions and the American heirs of a German-Jewish family on Wednesday presented the first results of their joint efforts to restitute a vast art collection stolen by the Nazis. Berlin's state museums found in their collections nine artworks the Nazis took from the...

'Oh! Susanna' songwriter's statue removed amid criticism

Apr. 26, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 118-year-old statue of the "Oh! Susanna" songwriter was removed from a Pittsburgh park Thursday after criticism that the work is demeaning because it includes a slave sitting at his feet, plucking a banjo. In October, the Pittsburgh Art Commission voted to take the Stephen Foster...