Video and Photos: The Environmental Works of Patrick Dougherty

Street Art // Friday, August 03, 2012
Using carpentry skills and tree saplings as his medium, North Carolina-based sculptor, Patrick Dougherty, creates large-scale environmental works outdoor and indoor. Over the last thirty years, he has built over 230 of these dreamlike forts, earning numerous prestigious awards and exhibiting internationally.

Erwin Wurm "Big Kastenmann" @ Standard Hotel, NYC (W/Video)

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 30, 2012
Austrian artist, Erwin Wurm, has taken over the outdoor plaza of the Standard Hotel in New York with am 18-foot, 1.6-ton sculpture of a headless box man. The artist’s new sculpture titled “Big Kastenmann” now occupies the space where KAWS' sculpture “Companion Passing Through” once stood last summer.

The Louis Vuitton waffle maker by Andrew Lewicki

Juxtapoz // Sunday, July 29, 2012
You can now eat luxury (and there are a ton of people who gobble up LV goods like they are waffles, and we are pretty sure that LV makes their low end bags like waffles). OTIS graduate Andrew Lewicki has created one of our favorite sculptures of the year; the Louis Vuitton Waffle Maker. Waffles from here go for $32. Joking. Not really.

Street Stone by Alexis Persani & Leo Caillard

Juxtapoz // Sunday, July 29, 2012
Put a flannel on it. Artists and art directors Alexis Persani & Leo Caillard have collaborated on a series called "Street Stone," taking stone sculptures and photo-manipulating them to be adorned in the latest fashion trends. A fun spin on contemporary culture and classic sculptural art.

The Ring by Arnaud Lapierre

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 27, 2012
Versailles has their Hall of Mirrors, and Arnaud Lapierre and the Place Vendôme in Paris, France has their Ring of Mirrors. The various reflections, the viewers placement with in the sculpture, and the construction of The Ring make for a breathtaking experience. This dynamic installation changes the relationships between individuals and the space they are going through.

"Big Kastenmann” by Erwin Wurm at the Standard Hotel

Street Art // Friday, July 27, 2012
Austrian artist, Erwin Wurm, has taken over the outdoor plaza of the Standard Hotel in New York with am 18-foot, 1.6-ton sculpture of a headless box man. The artist’s new sculpture titled “Big Kastenmann” now occupies the space where KAWS' sculpture “Companion Passing Through” once stood last summer.  A giant crane needed to install the large piece and the following video documents the installation process.

Gregor Gaida's Aluminum "Attaboys"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Bremen, Germany based artist, Gregor Gaida, has often made sculpture work based around the aggressive or emotional acts of mankind, and his series, Attaboys is no exception. The aluminum sculptures appear to be destroying a gallery floor, a change from a similar body of work in 2008 where Gaida's boy sculptures were drawing with chalk. 

Sculpture Art by Chun Sung-Myung

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 12, 2012
Fantastic, intense works by Korea sculpture artist, Chun Sung-Myung. The faces are of his own, and the photorealistic quality makes them even more eerie to stare at. We did a bit of looking around the web to see what everyone was saying about the work, and we heard a lot of Aphex Twin references. We say ... good call.

Paola Pivi's "How I Roll" Site-Specific Installation in Central Park, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
A six-seat airplane will continue to roll in a circular motion 24 hours a day until August 26th, 2012 in Central Park. Alaskan-based artist, Paola Pivi, created this site-specific installation with the help of New York’s public art fund. How I Roll is part of a series of sculptures Pivi has created from large machinery, making them move and function in ways not originally intended.

The Nylon Sculptures of Rosa Verloop

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 09, 2012
An interesting use of a stocking. Dutch artist Rosa Verloop has created these fantastic nylon sculptures, where she has taken common stockings and molded. folded, squeezed, and created interesting, layered facial structures. She uses regular pins to keep the stockings in the shape of a facial structure. 

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