Hey, Whatever Happened to All the Statue Fuckers?

The short answer to this very erudite scientific query is that statue fucking (a type of paraphilia called “agalmatophilia,” and yes, this article is actually a surprise homework assignment on Greek prefixes) never really vanished from humankind’s long litany of sexual dalliances — people have just gotten better at… » 8/11/13 1:30pm 8/11/13 1:30pm

Bronze Ass-Kicker Molly Marine Is Finally In Her Rightful Place

This hardly makes the rocketing sexual assault statistics and myriad gross scandals surrounding military women and the officers who tape them in the shower any less disheartening, but it's a start? A replica of the famous Molly Marine statue, erected during World War II and modeled physically after a female Marine who… » 7/06/13 12:30pm 7/06/13 12:30pm

Sunday Sign-Off: Appreciate Some Broken Art

On this day, way back in 1820, the Aphrodite of Milos was discovered (in several pieces) by a young farmer named Yorgos Ketrotas on the Aegean Island of Milos. Because it wasn't brick-shaped (in other words, useful), Yorgos was all set to cover it back up and continue on with his afternoon of brick-digging.… » 4/08/12 6:40pm 4/08/12 6:40pm

'Fat Monkey' Sculpture Is Made From 10,000 Pairs Of Flip Flops

"Macaco Gordo" — or "The Fat Monkey" in English — is a 45-foot long, florescent-colored monkey that resides in the middle of a park in Sao Paolo, Brazil. This monkey statue is different, though, because he isn't made from bronze, stone, or even plaster of paris — he's made from 10,000 pairs of flip flops. The… » 10/12/11 5:25pm 10/12/11 5:25pm

Statue Of Limitations

In New York City there are only five statues of real women: Joan of Arc, Eleanor Roosevelt, Gertrude Stein, Golda Mier, and Harriet Tubman. Many depict fictional females, but aren't there other real women that deserve to be honored? [Gothamist] » 11/12/09 5:20pm 11/12/09 5:20pm

"She Was A Real Pioneer"

A statue of Helen Keller will be installed in the National Statuary Hall today, to represent Alabama. This will be the first statue in the U.S. Capitol building of a person with a disability. [CNN] » 10/07/09 11:40am 10/07/09 11:40am

Pearls Before Swine

A bronze statue of Hee-Haw comedian Minnie Pearl is being held hostage by its donor because he doesn't like its placement in her hometown. "Minnie Pearl should be center-stage," he says. [USA Today] » 3/04/09 4:20pm 3/04/09 4:20pm