Tag Archives: Sculpture

1990: Dictionary

Donald Lipski: U-90-45 (1990)

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2020: City

Michael Heizer’s City is a massive artwork located in the Nevada desert; when complete, it will be one of the largest sculptures in the history of the world. Heizer began the work in 1972 and it will open to the … Continue reading

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2000 BC: Two-headed Goddess

Two-headed goddess figure from Kültepe, Turkey (c. 2000 BC)

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2011: Surface to Air

Thomas Doyle: Surface to Air (2011)

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1986: The Fist

Robert Graham: Monument to Joe Louis in Detroit, Michigan (1986) Louis—whose family moved to Detroit in 1926—was the world heavyweight boxing champion from 1937 to 1949 and one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. He is considered the first … Continue reading

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5th Century BC: Hermes Kriophoros

Hermes Kriophoros – Roman copy of 5th century BC Greek original “Kriophoros” is Greek for “ram-bearer.” The epithet became associated with the god Hermes in connection with a story from the city of Tanagra, here retold by the traveler and … Continue reading

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848: Parinirvana

The Mogao Caves, carved into cliffs near the town of Dunhuang in northwest China, date from the 4th to the 14th century AD and lay along the ancient trade route known as the Silk Road. There are about 500 of them,  … Continue reading

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