Car Tire Sculptures by Yong Ho Ji

car tyre sculptures

Remember those old car tire swans that used to litter the yards of people everywhere? Well these car tire sculptures by South Korean artist Yong Ho Ji are nothing like them, these car tire sculptures are pretty cool. I can’t imagine it would be an easy medium to work with as tires would be difficult to cut and difficult to mold into shape but the artist makes them look effortless. Nice way to recycle too! Continue Reading

American Man Stuck in Giant Vagina Sculpture

man stuck in giant vagina

The only time art is ever mentioned in the mainstream media is when something bizarre or shocking happens and a man being swallowed by a giant vagina fits the bill. The American exchange student in Germany was trying to pose for a funny picture in the massive stone vagina sculpture and found himself stuck in it. Twenty-two firefighters and 5 rescue vehicles later and the guy was freed from the 6 foot high vagina.Continue Reading

Spider-Man Hard-On Taken Down

spiderman hardon

South Korean artist Eunsuk Yoo’s Spider-Man sculpture hanging from the side of a building has been taken down after complaints from the public. The red and blue superhero is looking down over a public rest area and playground with a giant erection bulging out of his tights. I’m thinking either heights excite Spidey or there’s a stripper pole in the playground. After being up there for almost 12 months the artist was told to alter the Spider-Man sculpture or take it down.Continue Reading

Satanic Baphomet Monument for Oklahoma City

baphomet monument in oklahoma

As far as public monuments go, this is probably no more ridiculous than any other. If we can make ridiculous monuments to more mainstream religions, to political figures, or to glorify senseless wars, than why not to a stupid goat? The New York City-based religious organization the Satanic Temple have been working on a sculpture of Baphomet with plans to have it erected at the Oklahoma state Capitol. In 2012 a monument with the ten commandments was erected so the satan-loving group figured it would be a good idea to have the goat man there too.Continue Reading

Damien Hirst Babies in Qatar

damien hirst in qatar

Fourteen large bronze fetus sculptures have been unveiled to the public in Dohar, Qatar. Damien Hirst was commissioned to create the “Miraculous Journey” to be displayed in front of the new Sidra Medical and Research Center. The 14 baby bronzes coincide with a major Damien Hirst retrospective at the Qatar Museum Authority‚Äôs newest gallery Al Riwaq Doha.Continue Reading

Big Blue French Cock

big blue cock in london

I noticed that all the newspapers had fun with the headline of this story on the massive cock erected on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square. London’s mayor, Boris Johnson unveiled the thunderous blue cock by German feminist artist Katharina Fritsch. OK, I have had my fun with it too, back to work now.Continue Reading

Anselm Kiefer Work to be Removed

In Connecticut, a collector of the German artist Anselm Kiefer has been ordered to remove an outdoor sculpture by the artist.

The 2002 work called “Narrow Are the Vessels” is 80 foot long, 6 tonnes in weight, and consists of 17 pieces of concrete.Continue Reading

Naked Disabled Woman Sculpture

A 12 foot/3.6 meter tall marble sculpture of a disabled pregnant woman is challenging people’s ideas of beauty and what public art is in Britain. The sculpture will be on display in the popular Trafalgar Square for the next 18 months.
British artist Marc Quinn depicts fellow artist Alison Lapper, who was born with no arms, stunted legs, and was 8 months pregnant at the time of posing for Quinn.Continue Reading

This is Bananas

Some artists just love attention and an 8ft high pile of bananas is one method of achieving it. The public all got a piece of this exhibit too as the bananas were given away after the exhibition (and before they started rotting).

Banana art piece proves fruitful

“Passers-by in Trafalgar Square were handed out bananas on Tuesday after an artwork made of 30,000 items of the fruit was dismantled.Continue Reading