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A monument to Wikipedia will be unveiled in Slubice, Poland on October 22nd. The town with a population of 18,000 will spend $15,000 on a small statue to commemorate the crowd-sourced online encyclopedia project, designed by 30-year-old Armenian-born artist Mihran Hakobjan. The small town’s Deputy Mayor Piotr Luczynski is really psyched about it: The monument — a tribute to […]

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A Vladimir Lenin statue in Nowa Huta, Poland has been re-erected for Krakow’s 6th Grolsch ArtBoom Festival, reborn in fluorescent green as The Fountain of the Future sculpture. His hands, which are customarily depicted tucked behind his back or pointing towards the alleged Communist Utopia ahead, have also been altered — one of them is now holding his pipe-penis, which spurts out water in […]

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The most hated statue in Sofia, Bulgaria has been painted in the colors of the Ukrainian flag, in solidarity with the revolution and the deadly protests in the former Soviet Republic. It is, essentially, a gigantic bronze relief to remind the Bulgarian people about an invading Soviet forces that crushed and “liberated” the country from its […]

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This statue of Kurt Cobain was sculpted 20 years ago, shortly after his death, but was recently officially dedicated by his hometown of Aberdeen, Washington as part of their Kurt Cobain Day celebration. It is very, very bad. Yes, any statue honoring Cobain — a musician who was famously conflicted about fame, who once said […]

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The Triumph of Civic Virtue, a Frederick MacMonnies-designed statue in Queens featuring the manly Civic Virtue triumphing/squashing the sirens of Vice and Corruption, is quietly being moved by the city to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn–but the “why” remains unclear. Here are possible reasons this controversial circa-1922 landmark is being moved: 1. You can’t really show […]

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A life-size bronze sculpture of Ronald Reagan was recently molested in California’s Newport Beach park by mysterious “vandals” who lassoed and hitched Reagan to a pick up truck, but were thwarted mid-tow, as the rope slipped off. Confounded authorities speculate it was the skyrocketing prices of metal that motivated the crew to steal and pawn […]

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A classic cast of Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker was recently sprayed pink in Buenos Aires, the Argentinian government caused more substantial damage to the work by blasting it with water. The amateur clean up caused “irreversible damage” to the original blue algae patination, a part of the statue considered valuable by conservationists. […]

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An angry bald man was captured on tape hopping into the Moro Fountain in Rome and defacing an old marble statue by maniacally bashing it with a big rock (0:15). He was apprehended trying to bludgeon the Trevi Fountain too. […]

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A small Cali town’s relentlessly humiliated surfer statue was meticulously “vandalized” yesterday when Snyder decked out the “Cardiff Kook” into Vincent Van Gogh for Vinny’s b-day, severed ear and absinthe and everything. He’s fully costumed, bloody-bandaged and sporting an easel “welded to fit on the nose of the board” with “a painting of the view […]

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