Freelance sculpture conservator Scarlett Hutchin, working for English Heritage, buffs wax polish applied to artist Adrian Jones’ sculpture, Quadriga, on top of Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner. The landmark sculpture is being cleaned, repaired and re-waxed by a team of specialists as part of a major English Heritage conservation programme
Laborers walk at a large snow sculpture ahead of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province, Chinaon Monday.
Workers polish a snow sculpture ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China.
People view ‘Tower of Babel’ by artist Barnaby Barford, a six metre tall ceramic sculpture composed of 3,000 individual pieces depicting genuine London shop fronts displayed in the V&A Museum’s Medieval land Renaissance Galleries
A labourer works on a giant bronze statue of former King Taksin at Ratchapakdi Park in Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan province, Thailand. The park is being constructed by the Thai army to honor past Thai monarchs and is situated on an army compound near the Klai Kangwon Palace.
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City workers walk past Damien Hirst’s sculpture ‘Charity’ opposite the Gherkin building on Thursday in London, England. ‘Charity’ is a 22-foot bronze sculpture based on 1960s collection boxes for the charity Scope
Zhou Zefu works on a giant steel sculpture of Guan Yu, known also as “Guan Gong”, a famous historical character in the Three Kingdoms period, at an open air workshop in Ningbo, Zhejiang province. Automobile repairing garage owner Wang Rong and his partners, professional welders Zhou and Shen Xinxing share an enthusiasm for making a giant steel sculpture
An employee of the Christie’s auction house looks at the Allen Jones sculpture “Enchanteresse”, painted bronze and leather on a steel base at their premises in London on Monday
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People walk and cycle past the giant sculpture etitled “Popped up”, on the banks of the Danube River in Ulm, Germany. The giant was made by Ervin Herve-Loranth for the Art Market Budapest 2014 – an international contemporary art fair
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Johanna Puisto, a sculpture conservator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, unveils a cast of Michelangelo’s David on Monday in London, England
“Unconditional Surrender,” an 8-meter (25-foot) cast-bronze sculpture in colour of a sailor and a nurse in lip-locked embrace, is seen outside the Caen Memorial in Normandy, France on Wednesday
French artist Paulo Grangeon tosses up one of his papier-mache pandas, on display in the arrival hall of Hong Kong airport. The installation arrived in the city on Monday, launching the month-long “1,600 pandas world tour in Hong Kong: Creativity meets conservation”.
Sculptures of angels by artist Alfredo Ceschiatti hang inside the Metropolitan Cathedral in Brasilia, Brazil. The cathedral was designed by Brazil’s late architect Oscar Niemeyer, and inaugurated in 1970
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Guy Deveau of Canada finishes his “Soviet Union” sand sculpture at the Sand Museum in the Tottori Dune in Tottori, Japan. The 7th annual sand sculpture exhibition hosted by this world’s first sand museum, features the theme “Russia” this year. The exhibition is open to the public from April 19, 2014 to January 4, 2015
“Airplane Parts”, a sculpture by Nancy Rubins made from scraps of old aircraft wired together into a massive junk tree, greets visitors to the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles.
A sculpture by Australian artist Ken Unworth is displayed as part of Sculptures By The Sea, an exhibition in Sydney, Australia. The exhibition features works by Australian and international artists.
Robert Pruitt’s “Safety Cones” on display at the Gavin Brown’s Enterprise from New York’s stand at the Frieze Art Fair in central London.
A swimmer passes a temporary floating sculpture as he trains on the Serpentine Lake at Hyde Park in London.
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A blue French cockerel by German artist Katharina Fritsch is unveiled in Trafalgar Square in London, England. The five-metre high fibreglass cockerel was installed as the ninth sculpture to occupy the vacant fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square.
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Artist Nic Fiddian Green puts the finishing touches to his giant horses head sculpture in the Royal Enclosure at Ascot Racecourse ahead of the forthcoming Royal Ascot meeting.