Posts Tagged ‘statue’


Oct11

KAWS’ “Clean Slate” statue arrives in Dallas

2016 at 07:39 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Visitors to the NorthPark Center in Dallas, Texas will now be greeted with a piece of KAWS artwork! KAWS’ “Clean Slate” statue, which was originally displayed at exhibits in Harbour City, Hong Kong and LA NAVE in Ibiza, will remain as a permanent display in the NorthPark Center. The giant statue of KAWS’ iconic Companion character is the newest addition to the NorthPark’s collection of art, featuring works from Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Joel Shapiro, Jim Dine, Jonathan Borofsky, James Rosenquist, Antony Gormley, Barry Flanagan and Beverly Pepper. “Clean Slate” was officially unveiled on October 10th, and will be followed by a new KAWS exhibit titled “Where the End Starts”, which will be displayed at the Modern Art Museum of Fort worth nearby! All of these new and upcoming KAWS pieces make Dallas the place to be for fans of KAWS and of pop art in general!

Jul06

Captain America statue coming to Brooklyn

2016 at 05:40 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Classic comic book hero Captain America is celebrating his 75th birthday this year, so Marvel has gone above and beyond in paying tribute to this American icon by commissioning a bronze statue of the hero to be placed in New York City’s Prospect Park in Brooklyn! The statue, which will be initially unveiled at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con before moving to this permanent New York residence, will predominately feature Captain America in a heroic pose, with his iconic shield held aloft. Once completed, the statue will measure 13 feet in height! As of this moment, the only visual fans have to go off of is a design sketch of the statue, though you can look forward to the statue’s unveiling at Comic-Con later this July!

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Jun23

Artist creates massive state for BMW anniversary

2016 at 05:25 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Every year, the Goodwood Festival of Speed hosts an international motor race event at West Sussex, England, challenging vehicles from across the world to its arduous and exciting hill-based course. Along with this exciting event, every Goodwood Festival since 1997 has featured an art installation featuring vehicles, creating a wide variety of designs and exhibits for visitors to enjoy. This year, to mark BMW’s 100th anniversary, the 2016 Goodwood Festival has commisioned artist Gerry Judah to create the largest sculpture in Goodwood history! The sculpture, which features several of BMW’s cars from over the years, is a feat in both engineering as well as artistry, as the car hover steadfast on massive pillars over onlooking crowds. At night, the installation is lit up with vibrant spotlights, creating a spectacle to be seen 24/7. The Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016 will be running from June 23rd to the 26th.

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Apr20

Kamen Rider celebrates 45 years with gold statues

2015 at 01:48 pm by admin | Comments Off

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The “Kamen Rider” series of live-action television shows is celebrating its upcoming 45th anniversary in 2016 with a series of gold statues! Depicting the original Kamen Rider from the first show, which debuted in 1971, these statues will come in two sizes, 4 inches and 8 inches, and both will be sculpted entirely in solid gold! These figures will be manufactured alongisde Tokuriki Honten, a company known for its 300 years of gold casting and metalwork, ensuring the quality of these valuable memorabilia pieces.
These pieces, which are meant for the most diehard fans of the franchise, will be available for preorder starting from April 24th until December 31, 2015, with the figures releasing sometime in 2016. Thanks to being made entirely of solid gold, these pieces will cost a pretty penny for collectors, ranging from $6,500 for the 4″ version to $47,000 for the larger 8″ version. For some, having a gold statue of one of Japan’s most iconic superheroes will be well worth the price!

Apr07

Family creates Transformers art from scrap

2015 at 03:02 pm by admin | Comments Off

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A father and son team in China have taken to recreating famous characters from the Transformers franchise entirely out of spare parts and scrap! Farmer Yu Zhilin and his son work together to create the statues, painting and welding them together in an empty building on their land. Through this process, the two artists transform tons of garbage into giant display pieces of popular Autobot characters, using the designs of robots like Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Jetfire, and more to inspire their creations.

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Some of the statues feature special gimmicks like LED eyes and smoke breath, and stand upwards of 20 feet tall, towering over the buildings around them! Turning trash into art has become a hobby of theirs, with customers and collectors from all over the world looking to purchase their creations. Take a look for yourself!

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Oct23

Artist creates world’s largest underwater sculpture

2014 at 03:12 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Artist and sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor has been know for his underwater art installations, including a variety of human sculptures, and even recreating underwater architecture and even a house. Now, Taylor has finished his largest piece yet, and the largest underwater statue in the world! Titled “Ocean Atlas”, this statue of a kneeling Bahamian girl is meant to evoke the imagery of the legend of Atlas from Greek mythology, who carries the world on his back. While not nearly as large as the Greek Titan, Taylor’s “Ocean Atlas” towers over its landscape off the beach of Nassau, Bahamas, measuring over 17 feet tall and weighing 60 tons!

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The art was commissioned by the Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation, and was so large that Taylor had to create a new technique in which the piece was assembled underwater, rather than crafted on dry land and then lowered into its aquatic display. The process took advantage of using miniatures to plan out the piece beforehand, as well as the use of large cranes to lift the pieces into place. The “Ocean Atlas” herself, like Taylor’s previous underwater works, is crafted from a material made with ph-neutral materials that encourage wildlife to live and thrive on its surface. In time, the statue will become a living artificial reef habitat, making the piece an artistic statement as well as an environmental movement!

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Aug07

7-Eleven retails giant Evangelion statues

2014 at 12:38 pm by admin | Comments Off

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International convenience store chain 7-Eleven has been known to collaborate with famous anime icons and characters in the past, most recently producing a number of 7-Eleven-themed Gundam model kits and other merchandise. Now, 7-Eleven has collaborated with popular anime franchise Evangelion in order to create towering statues of the iconic Eva Unit 01!

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This statue, which measures in at 2 meters tall (6 feet 5 inches), was created for an upcoming Japan-only 7-Eleven competition, in which customers can follow their Twitter or Facebook pages for a chance to win one of the two giant Evangelion statues. Fans who aren’t feeling particularly lucky can also purchase a statue directly from 7-Eleven’s online store for 1,700,000 yen. On top of that, two color variants will be produced of the Eva 01 statue: a normal version with anime-accurate colors, and a brand-new design that covers Eva 01 in 7-Eleven’s iconic color scheme and decals!



7-Eleven has also announced that the Evangelion collaboration will continue with Eva Racing over the course of August, and will carry other Eva-based limited edition goods in their convenience stores, such as Eva-themed BearBricks, stuffed animals, collectible figurines, and more!

Jul30

Star Wars at SDCC

2014 at 02:30 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Star Wars news has been plenty over the past year, with announcements about the latest live-action trilogy directed by J.J. Abrams and the new 3D-animated TV series, Star Wars Rebels, releasing later this year. In order to please eager fans, there was a number of Star Wars-related announcements, exclusives, screenings, and more at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

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One of the biggest Star Wars showings at SDCC this year was the exclusive screening of the first hour-long episode of Star Wars Rebels. The episode, which will air on the Disney Channel this fall, follows the tale of insurgents and their fight against the Galactic Empire, and was accompanied at the SDCC screening by a panel hosted by the executive producers and stars of the show.

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Also announced at SDCC is a trio of brand-new comics from Marvel, based on the original Star Wars trilogy! The first comic, simply titled Star Wars, will retell the battle between Luke, Leia, and Han against Darth Vader after the events of Episode IV. The second comic, Star Wars: Darth Vader, will shift perspectives to Vader himself as he attempts to regain control of his forces after his loss in Episode IV. Finally, a five-issue miniseries titled Star Wars: Princess Leia, will focus on the princess and her ordeals throughout the trilogy. These comics are set to begin releasing in January 2015, and will continue throughout the year.

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Hot Wheels also partnered up with Star Wars this year to reveal their new line of vehicles and play sets based on the iconic franchise. In order to celebrate the occasion, Hot Wheels even commissioned a life-size, fully operational version of their first vehicle in the series, the Darth Vader Car, which was on display at the event. Other small-scale Hot Wheels vehicles shown off at the event include Chewbacca, R2D2, Luke, Yoda, and a Clone Trooper.

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Hasbro’s popular Star Wars Black Series 6″ figures also saw a number of exciting announcements at SDCC. Alongside the appearance of the SDCC-exclusive Jabba the Hutt figure in the Black Series, five brand-new releases in the Black Series were announced and shown at the event: Deluxe Han & Tauntaun set, Luke and Wampa set, TIE Pilot, Han Solo Storm Trooper, and Bounty Hunter Bossk! All of these figures will continue the Black Series trend of releasing screen-accurate renditions of favorite Star Wars characters, with a high amount of articulation and detail.

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Sideshow Collectibles also had a number of new and upcoming releases at their booth, in a wide variety of scales and sizes. Ranging from classics like R2-D2 and the Scout Trooper with his Speeder Bike, there were a few surprises such as the new 1:5 scale statues based on the original Star Wars concept art by artist Ralph McQuarrie. There were even life-size statues at the event, showing off characters like Darth Vader, Yoda, Boba Fett, and Han Solo in carbonite!

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With so many exciting releases to come for Star Wars, from movies and comics to collectibles, it’s a great time to be a Star Wars fan!