Latest Sculpture News

Jefferson statue faces ouster from New York's City Hall

Oct. 14, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An 1833 statue of Thomas Jefferson will be taken out of New York's City Hall in the coming days and sent to a museum, capping longstanding efforts to remove the founding father's likeness because he owned slaves. Asked about the statue on Thursday, Mayor...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Oct. 13, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

St. Cloud Times. October 8, 2021. Editorial: Reliable and rapid internet access in rural Minnesota is more important than ever Benton County wants to know how the digital infrastructure is working for residents. And the answers...

Artist wants Hong Kong sculpture back as deadline passes

Oct. 13, 2021 07:08 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Danish artist is seeking to get back his sculpture in Hong Kong commemorating the victims of China's 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown as a deadline passed for its removal Wednesday. Jens Galschioet said in an emailed statement that he had hired a...

Lincoln statue graffitied, demand for return of native land

Oct. 10, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An Abraham Lincoln statue at a Vermont museum has been vandalized with the number “38," which police say they believe is a reference to the execution of 38 Native Americans ordered by the former president in 1862. Police said an employee at the...

Italy: Lithe statue of literary heroine draws sexism charges

Sep. 30, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — An Italian artist is defending his sculpture of a 19th century peasant woman against charges of sexism after its unveiling sparked outrage among some lawmakers and art critics who said she looked more like a starlet than a peasant. “Spigolatrice di...

Native American statute removed from St. Louis

Sep. 17, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A statue of a Native American that served as a landmark at an intersection in a St. Louis business district was removed Friday after officials determined it did not “appropriately honor” indigenous communities. The statue will be donated to the...

Art student defaces Bordeaux slave statue; no racist motive

Sep. 14, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Bordeaux, the French city that was a transit station in the slave trade, feared that racism was behind the disfiguring of an African slave statue that was covered in what looked like white paint. Instead, the statue was disfigured with plaster by an art student, the city said...

Churchill Downs plans ceremony to dedicate statues

Sep. 10, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs plans a ceremony next week to to dedicate statues honoring two men who played an important roles at the racetrack. The sculpture by artist Raymond Graf depicts John Asher sitting on a horse shoe bench and talking with Col. Matt...

German show traces Nazi-era artists' success after the war

Aug. 25, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A new show examining how some of the Nazis' favorite visual artists were able to successfully continue their work in postwar Germany is set to open in Berlin this week. “Divinely Gifted. National Socialism's favored artists in the Federal Republic”...

Santa Fe police say fire that burned sculpture was arson

Aug. 23, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Santa Fe are searching for a suspect who set fire to a sculpture over the weekend. Fire officials say someone deliberately committed arson against a 21-foot (6.4-meter) tall sculpture late Saturday night outside of the Form &...