Statues and sculptures

Trevor Chadwick statue to show 'Purbeck Schindler's generous nature'

Local sculptor Moira Purver has made a model of what her statue will look like.
A model has been created of a statue that will honour a man who helped save hundreds of children destined for Nazi concentration camps.
Trevor Chadwick helped Sir Nicholas Winton rescue 669 children from Czechoslovakia ahead of World War Two.
It is hoped the statue will be placed in his hometown of Swanage, Dorset, in 2022.
Local artist Moira Purver said she designed the sculpture to show his "amazingly generous nature".
She's been talking to BBC Radio Solent's Dorset breakfast presenter, Steve Harris.

Black entrepreneur forgotten by history is remembered in a new statue

A former slave, William Lanson grew rich by extending New Haven's port but still died poor
As a 19th century entrepreneur who became rich by extending New Haven's port and allowing it to compete with New York, William Lanson sounds exactly the type of person you'd expect to be memorialised with a public sculpture.

But as a former slave, it wasn't to be - and his success eventually led to jealousy, his downfall, and his death as a pauper.  

It's an injustice that black sculptor Dana King now intends to right by unveiling a sculpture to him  - as part of a personal campaign to place black people back into US history. She says when the statue is dedicated, the mayor of New Haven will apologise for his treatment:

"The white establishment decided he had too much power, too much access, too much money, and they took it all from him, and William Lanson died in the poor house."

(Photo: The unfinished statue of William Lanson by Dana King - taken on 1 September. Credit: Reuters)
Tourist posing for photo breaks 19th Century Antonio Canova sculpture
A tourist has accidentally broken the toes of a historic artwork while visiting a museum in Italy.

Whipped cream sculpture unveiled in Trafalgar Square

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A sculpture depicting a whirl of cream topped with parasites has become the latest artwork to be unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.

The End was created by British artist Heather Phillipson and is described as representing "exuberance and unease" and a "monument to hubris and impending collapse".

Passers-by will be able to use their mobile phones to live-stream what the camera-equipped drone on the sculpture can see or people can log in to a website remotely.

It is the 13th piece on the plinth and will stay in place until spring 2022.