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Three photos. The first is of the original

Botched Statue Restoration Compared to Infamous ‘Ecce Homo’ Incident

The recent restoration of the 16th-century St. George wooden statue displayed at St. Michael’s Church in Estella, Spain is being compared to 2012’s infamous botched restoration of “Ecce Homo,” a painting of Jesus. “‘Navarre’s Ecce Homo’: Another church in Spain falls victim to a well-intentioned restorer,” a CNN headline reads. Other outlets, such as ABC, […]

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A scenic view of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Denmark Raises its First Public Statue of a Black Woman

Nicknamed the “Rebel Queen” in a New York Times article, the first public statue in Denmark of a black woman was unveiled March 31, 2018. The date was chosen to mark the end of the centennial year when the Danish sold three islands to the U.S. in 1917 for $25 million (now known as the […]

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A photo of a nude Trump sculpture, shown from the midchest on up.

Naked Donald Trump Sculptures Erected

Somebody has created five naked Donald Trump statues and placed them in major metropolises across the U.S. Five cities—Cleveland, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, and New York—were greeted by life-sized nude Donald Trump figurines on August 18, 2016. The 6’5” structures featured a hairy groin area alongside a tiny, disproportionate penis. But onlookers quickly noticed […]

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United Enemies by Thomas Schütte is on display in Central Park

Thomas Schütte “United Enemies” At Central Park

Bronze monuments are one of the oldest and most traditional forms of public art. It is the most popular metal for cast metal sculptures because it expands just before it sets, filling in every detail of molds. Then, when it cools, it shrinks slightly—which allows it to more easily be separated from the mold. It […]

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