October 19, 2020

Bronze Statue of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Will Be Unveiled in Brooklyn for Women’s History Month 2021

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—or RBG as she came to be known—achieved the status of living legend during her lengthy public career. The late Justice's passing has inspired many recent tributes—including social media posts and public art, which acknowledge her groundbreaking jurisprudence. On March 15, 2021, renowned artists Gillie and Marc will unveil a bronze statue of Ginsburg at City Point in Brooklyn, the borough where Ginsburg was born in 1933.

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October 16, 2020

Takashi Murakami Headlines Sotheby’s First-Ever Auction Dedicated To Contemporary Japanese Art

This October, Sotheby's London had its first-ever auction dedicated to contemporary Japanese art. Entitled From Japan With Love, it included 73 lots, divided into five themes: Neo-Pop, Kawaii, Anime and Manga, Homage to Shunga, and Provoke/Photobooks. Each theme contained work by renowned creatives. Neo-Pop, for instance, featured colorful pieces by Takashi Murakami and Yayoi Kusama. Kawaii, which focuses on the aesthetic of cuteness, included works by Yoshimoto Nara and American artist KAWS.

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October 13, 2020

Artist Turns Old Bike Chains Into Spectacular Metal Sculptures Inspired by Nature and Humans

When Iowa-based Drew Evans (of Chainbreaker Studio) isn’t running his bicycle repair shop, he’s turning old bike parts into art. The talented metalworker uses discarded bike chains and sprockets to create incredible, nature-inspired scrap metal sculptures. Drew has been welding since 2008, and is now an expert at turning disused metal parts into art. “I greatly enjoy bringing life and beauty to what is often considered to be junk,” he tells My Modern Met.

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