Ai Weiwei is using LEGOs to represent activists at the Hirshhorn Museum

In “Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn,” the Chinese artist has chosen to represent activists in LEGO portraiture. It’s on view from June 28 to January 1, 2018

Source: archpaper.com

A work by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei that debuted at San Francisco’s defunct island … art museum in the exhibit “Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn.”

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“Charging Bull” is seeing red

Arturo Di Modica is not happy that the Fearless Girl now staring down his Charging Bull has effectively turned it into a villain.

Source: www.npr.org

The artist who sculpted Wall Street’s iconic “Charging Bull” is seeing red over the statue of the defiant girl placed in his snorting beast’s path – and says she should be carted away immediately.

The bull is art, Arturo Di Modica said of his bronze behemoth. The girl is, well, bull.

“That is not a symbol! That’s an advertising trick,” the 76-year-old Sicilian immigrant said, clutching his heart.

 

Does this change the sculptor’s original intent?