Oh No! It's the Attack of the 30 Foot Marilyn Monroe!

This is magical. There's no reason why this statue was abandoned at a garbage disposal company in Guigang, China. It just appeared. And there is something so wrong about seeing this thing tipped onto its face. » 6/20/14 3:00am 6/20/14 3:00am

Boston's New Edgar Allan Poe Statue Is Going to Be Epic

This is a clay model of the final design for the life-size statue of Edgar Allan Poe that will be unveiled on October 5, 2014 at 2pm, at the corner of Boylston Street and Charles Street South in Boston, which is also named "Edgar Allan Poe Square." It's got Poe with his coat flapping in the wind, a suitcase, and… » 4/13/14 12:30pm 4/13/14 12:30pm

China Is Pretty Much the World's Biggest Little Mermaid Fan

So China — as in, the People’s Republic of — is really into the Little Mermaid, and not that saccharine Disney cartoon we feed our tumescent American children. The Hans Christian Andersen fairytale is apparently a huge deal in China, so much so that Denmark has been able to establish a strong diplomatic relationship… » 8/25/13 3:00pm 8/25/13 3:00pm

Why is this ancient Egyptian statue slowly turning by itself!?

Talk about spooky: There's a statuette in a Manchester Museum display case that's slowly rotating — completely on its own — over the course of the day until it's facing the opposite direction. It might be the curse of Neb-Sanu — or perhaps something much simpler. » 6/24/13 8:20am 6/24/13 8:20am

The statue of George Washington deemed too risqué for Capitol Hill

If you've been to the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, then you may have seen "Enthroned Washington," the statue Horatio Greenough sculpted in honor of the centennial of George Washington. The statue was originally destined for the US Capitol rotunda, but many were offended by the idea of a… » 10/21/12 8:00am 10/21/12 8:00am

This freaky statue of a furry, hoof-handed woman will clip-clop into…

There's art that challenging and art that's a little scary, and then there's art that you wouldn't want showing up in your back yard at night. This bizarre statue sitting off a road in Fredericton, New Brunswick, definitely falls into the latter category. She looks like she might just follow someone home. » 7/29/12 4:00pm 7/29/12 4:00pm

Giant Robot Statue Looms Over Japan

Tetsujin 28-go (exported to the US as Gigantor) was the first manga to feature a giant robot, back in 1956. Now visitors to Kobe can see the giant robot in person, thanks to this 60-foot tall statue. [via DVICE] » 10/06/09 4:30pm 10/06/09 4:30pm

Transgenic Sculptures Imagine the Fruits of Genetic Manipulation

Patricia Piccinini’s silicone sculptures imagine a not-so-distant future where humans have mastered genetic manipulation and can create animals to serve their every emotional, social, and ecological need. Her transgenic creations serve as companions for children, protectors for endangered species, and even surrogate… » 11/16/08 8:00am 11/16/08 8:00am