17 of The Most Amazing Sculptures Around the World

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Do you like art, sculpture, creativity, out of the box concepts and everything with a message? In this article we selected 17 sculptures among the weirdest pieces of art from all around the world that will make any tourists and viewers say “Wow”.

 

1. Rocks sculpture at Cairo airport by Smaban Abbas – Egypt.

This sculpture seems to defy the laws of physics.

Rocks sculpture at Cairo airport - Egypt

 

2. “Invisible men” sculptures at the waterfront in Marseille by French artist Bruno Catalano.

Bizarre statues depicting “invisible” men. The 53 years old artist says the invisible bodies represent a world citizen. Mr Catalano has been sculpting for 20 years and often works with others in an art foundry when making big sculptures.

Invisible men statues in Marseille

 

3. Cigarette butt sculpture inside Paris’ Gare de Lyon railway station made in 2012.

Cigarette butt Paris railway

 

4. “Inertia” underwater sculpture by Jason deCaires Taylor at the Underwater Statue Museum in Cancun – Mexico.

This sculpture represents a lazy man on the sofa watching the TV while eating a hamburger.
Jason deCaires Taylor is a British sculptor and creator of the world’s first underwater sculpture park – the Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park – and underwater museum.

Inertia Mexico - Jason deCaires Taylor

 

 

5. “To the Struggle Against World Terrorism” (also known as the “Tear of Grief” and the “Tear Drop Memorial”).

A 10–story sculpture by Zurab Tsereteli given to the United States as an official gift of the Russian government as a memorial to the victims of the September 11 attacks in 2001 and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
It stands at the end of the former Military Ocean Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey.

Tear Drop Memorial

 

6. “The Knotted Gun” sculpture by Carl Fredrick Reutersward, United Nations building – Manhattan, NYC.

Its official name is “Non Violence” and it’s a gift from the Government of Luxembourg to the United Nations.

The Knotted Gun sculpture

 

7. “Giant clothes pin” sculpture designed by Turkish artist and professor Mehmet Ali Uysal – Liege, Belgium.

Built for the Festival of the Five Seasons in Chaudfontaine Park, which lies on the outskirts of Liege, Belgium. A giant clothes pin sculpture appears to be holding on to a mound of dirt and grass.

Giant Clothespin Sculpture

 

8. “Feltépve” (it translates as ‘ripped up’ or ‘pop up’) polystyrene sculpture by Hungarian artist Ervin Herve-Loranth for Art Market Budapest, a four-day international contemporary art fair.

A massive man appears to be emerging from underneath a blanket of grass from a subterranean lair in Szechenyi Istvan Square.

Feltepve - Art Market Budapest

 

 

9. Hippo sculpture Taipei Zoo.

Looking like they are about to attack humans, these hippos are actually sculptures creatively installed to complement the African Animal Area in Taipei Zoo.

Hippo Sculpture Taipei Zoo

 

10. “Transcendence”, a fish flying through a building – Portland, Oregon.

A sculpture by Keith Jellum.

Transcendence - fish through building

 

11. Dromeas, The Runner – Athens, Greece.

A 12-metre-tall glass and iron sculpture created in 1994 by Athens artist Costas Varotsos.
It’s placed in front of the Athens Hilton hotel, at Megalis tou Genous Sholi square.

Dromeas - The Runner - Athens - Greece

 

12. “Quantum Man” sculpture by Julian Voss-Andreae (2007).

A Vanishing Sculpture, a human being seen as a quantum object at the Maryhill Museum of Art (Goldendale, WA).
Several installations has been made through the years in different locations and this is one of them. Watch the amazing effect on this video.

Quantum Man Sculpture frames

 

 

13. “Sinking Building” sculpture Outside State Library in Melbourne – Australia.

It looks like the weight of the books has sunk this library.

Sinking building - Melbourne

 

14. “Diminish and Ascend” by David McCracken – Bondi, Australia.

A sculptural installation representing the Australia’s Infinite Stairway to Heaven. From certain angles, it looks like a never-ending staircase. More pictures here.

Diminish and Ascend - David McCracken

 

15. Golden Bull Fart Sculpture, by Chen Wenling – Beijing.

Named “What You see Might Not Be Real” and made to dig at the global financial crisis.

Golden Bull Fart Sculpture

 

16. “The Mustangs of Las Colinas” by Robert Glen.

A breathtakingly realistic bronze sculpture of nine wild mustangs galloping across a granite stream.

The Mustang of Las Colinas, Texas

 

17. Hands holding a board park bench in Kiev – Ukraine.

Hands Holdig Board Park Bench Kiev

There are many other weird, bizarre, unusual and creative sculptures and art installations around the world: into museums, on public areas, parks, buildings and so on.

Which one do you like most? What’s the most amazing piece of art you have ever seen in person? What sculptures would you add to this list?

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