Tag Archives: Sculpture

44 BC: False Friends

When I was a student in Italy, a friend of mine once wanted to tell his host family that he liked the bread because it was made “without preservatives.” Not knowing the Italian for “preservative,” he took what seemed like … Continue reading

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15th Century: Portrait

Bronze portrait: Nigeria, 15th Century; photo from this post on Where’s Malko.

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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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