And This One Goes Out to July Weather

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Maurizio Cattelan’s “L.O.V.E.” Snow Globe

Monuments to Speed

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Every year since 1997, artist Gerry Judah has created a sculpture incorporating rare cars for the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed. Masterful in sight and tremendous in balance, the steel sculptures are as much a highlight as the cars themselves. Here are some highlights from recent years.

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The Tattooed Lady Exhibit

Jessica Harrison’s “Painted Ladies” are on view at Galerie LJ in Paris, France through June 24th, 2014.

“as minimal and crisp as a POLO windbreaker”

Grotesk-SnowBeach

GROTESK’s ‘SNOW BEACH’ sculpture edition through Case Studyo is a tribute to the Lo-Life culture that has spread across the globe, and of course, Raekwon.

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Statues in Motion

Paper sculptures by Li Hongbo, on view at Klein Sun through March 22nd

Approved by Ralph Bakshi Himself

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Ralph Bakshi’s classic “Wizards” character Necron99 gets the resin sculpture treatment in this limited edition of 15

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Submerged Turntable

A super cool sculpture by Evan Holm

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Vibes Melt Down 2043

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Cody Hudson’s new edition with Case Studyo is a porcelain sculpture that doubles as an incense burner.

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The Shock of the New

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Young prudes at Wellesley College are going crazy over Tony Matelli’s new hyper-realistic sculpture, Sleepwalker, which has been placed in a high-traffic outdoor location on the all-girls campus for his current exhibition, New Gravity. Not understanding that the sculpture is art, and not a real person, students have been petitioning that the work be moved out of their bubble and inside the art museum where only people who choose to view it, can. Very good preparation for the real world, ladies.

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Dong Reproductions

Italian photographer Chiara Goia traveled to Dong Chen, a small village in China where all the business activity revolves around the reproduction of famous sculptures.

Could It Beeeee… Satan!

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The New York-based Satanic Temple designed a 7-foot-tall statue of Satan to be placed at the Oklahoma state Capitol, right next to a Ten Commandments monument installed back in 2012. Not just a landmark, the “statue will also have a functional purpose as a chair where people of all ages may sit on the lap of Satan for inspiration and contemplation.”

Donations have already surpassed the $20,000 mark

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Printables

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The Opportunity Artist by Ben Austen

Can the social sculptor Theaster Gates turn inner-city Chicago into art?

‘Fallen Astronaut’

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The first and only sculpture on the Moon

People Blocks

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Four limited edition, hand painted, interchangeable wooden sculptures made by Andy Rementer, and produced through Case Studyo.

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Well Timed, and Officially Un-Authorized

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The Banksy Action Figure by Mike Leavitt. Available through Magic Bodega.

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Morning Dose of The Message

A kinetic sculpture by David Ellis and Roberto Lange that plays the beat to Grand Master Flash’s “The Message” while typing the lyrics out in their entirety.

For those in NYC, this is the last weekend to catch David Ellis’s show Hudson River Alley at Joshua Liner Gallery.

Jim Drain (Furby Trash Can) – 2006

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A collaborative kinetic sculpture by Andrew Jeffrey Wright and Barry McGee.

Funny Statue Denied

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The City of Salem, Oregon denied a request by PETA to have a memorial statue installed at the site where a truck carrying over 5,400 chickens overturned, spilling the birds onto the pavement. Apparently,”“a considerable number” of chickens died in the crash, and many others appeared to have died during the cleanup phase.” The statue was designed by Harry Bliss.

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Behold The First Public Monument to Atheism in The United States

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A five-foot-long, 1500-lb granite bench and pillar in Starke, Florida.

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