Surreally Good Public Art?

 
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‘Die Badende’ (‘The Bather’)
This giant sculpture made of styrofoam and steel gave German boaters a shock when it appeared in the Binnenalster lake in Hamburg. The project is by Oliver Voss.

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Head Shot

A giant female figure at London Victoria Station’s concourse one, her upper body squeezing into a photobooth. On her back is a tattoo of a London pigeon designed by star of London Ink Louis Molloy – best known for being David Beckham’s personal tattooist and ‘inking’ the World’s most famous tattoo, his Guardian angel. The sculpture is to promote Louis’ Discovery Real Time show London Ink.

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Shark Attack
The Headington Shark, Oxfordshire

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Survival Of The Fattest
A sculpture by Jens Galschiot part of SevenMeters Art Events called ‘Survival of the Fattest’ emerges from the water in the port of Copenhagen, Denmark

It symbolises the rich worlds self-complacent “righteousness”: a fat woman with a pair of scales in her hand sits on the back of an starved African man while pretending to do what is best for him.

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Show Me The Money
The giant purse lies in Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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The Big Giving
The Big Giving, a fountain by the German artist Klaus Weber, unveiled on Festival Terrace as part of The Hayward’s summer series of artist-designed fountains.
The Big Giving, a fountain by the German artist, Klaus Weber, London, Britain – 13 Jul 2007

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Crashed
The “crashed” Jaguar Mk II is an artistic feature of the multi-storey car park, ‘Victor Hugo Car Parking’ in Bordeaux.

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Enjoy the Trip
In Tom Frantzen’s sculpture, a police officer in Brussels caught by a rogue arm emerging from a sewer.

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Neigh-bours
Rachel Whiteread’s and Maurizio Cattellan’s art works are displayed in French millionaire, Francois Pinault’s, collection at his Punta della Dogana museum in Venice.

The Punta della Dogana is housed in a disused customs house that stands at the entrance to Venice’s Grand Canal. Pinault, 72, who owns Christie’s auction house.

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“Boy”
‘Boy’ by Roy Mueck is housed at the Aarhus Kurstmuseum in Denmark. It was created by the Australian ‘hyperrealist’ sculptor Mueck while he was working in Britain.

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Big Bird
A giant Pigeon sculpture at Tower Bridge in London was specially commissioned to mark the launch of a new camera. A team of five artists spent two months constructing the five foot fibre glass structure.

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Art Under Water
This Mexican Underwater Art Museum features sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor, which have been entertaining scuba divers around Cancun for the past year.

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Compare The Meerkat
This 36ft straw meerkat towers over Snugbury’s Ice Cream Farm in Cheshire. It is the latest in a series of replicas that have stood in that spot since 1998. The meerkat is 30 times larger than a real meerkat and is made from at metal frame stuffed with straw.

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‘Beach Trumpet and Peep’
This is one of Jason Hackenwerth’s sculptures made from thousands of balloons. The New York artist takes up to three days to build each sculpture using nothing but normal party balloons.

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‘Artemis’
The ‘Artemis’ Sculpture by Nic Fiddian-Green is on display in West Sussex. It is 30ft tall. The 4 tonne large-scale bronze sculpture will overlook the Goodwood racecourse.

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‘Above Water’
‘Above Water’ was created by Henk Hofstra in the Netherlands. The Dutch artist has
created this head, which is 30 times bigger than life-size.

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