public art

Geronimo Patton

After a String of Fires, Detroit's Heidelberg Project Vows to Rise From the Ashes

"We can't just let the destruction of a building stop the efforts that we have been making."

A Gloomy English City Builds an Artificial Sun

It's a faithful, NASA-guided model of our solar system's burning star (just 100 million times smaller).

An Eerily Beautiful Phone Booth Filled to the Brim With Goldfish

Good luck trying to place a call in this booth-cum-aquarium.

Nick Fisher / Flickr

Take a Beautiful Tour of All the Public Art in the Bay Area

After learning the official records were incomplete, a citizen mapper started building a gorgeous guide to the megacity's street art.

St.Martin's Press

A Bucket List for the Entire World

Artist Candy Chang posted blackboards for people to write out what they want to do "before they die." The project became an international hit.

Behold, the Largest Land Art in the United Kingdom

Hey, is that field staring at me?

Reuters

In Terms of Political Protest, It Doesn't Get Much Ruder Than a Big Middle Finger

Czech artist David Cerny erected this massive one-fingered salute in front of his country's presidential palace.

Favela Painting

Just How Much Neighborhood Transformation Can You Get From an Art Project?

Haas and Hahn's next large-scale painting project will tackle the entire Rio de Janeiro favela of Vila Cruzeiro.

The Atlantic Cities

Know About 'Ghost Bikes'? Austin Has a Levitating 'Ghost Tree'

Since 2001, more than 300 million trees in Texas have perished due to insufficient rainfall and human water usage.

Associated Press

You've Heard of a Party Bus. Now Pittsburgh Has a Party Bridge

Festivities for a rubber duck Friday, and a man jumping off the bridge (safely) with joy last night.

Dezeen

The Front of This House Is Sliding Onto the Street

It’s like an architectural interpretation of Dalí.

AHEC

London's Confusing 'Endless Stair' Would Make M.C. Escher Proud

A public sculpture outside the Tate Modern plays screwy games with people's sense of perspective.

Associated Press

'Playboy' May Have Just Cost Texas Some Amazing Public Art

An illegal roadside ad disguised as art may force the Texas DOT to tear down the famous Prada Marfa as well.

Reuters

Yup, Miley Cyrus Basically Ruined This University's Wrecking Ball Sculpture

Because college kids are dumb.

George Zisiadis

This Sidewalk Art Installation Transforms Heartbeats Into Music

And helps local officials understand public space.

Michael Linnik

This Robot Army Is Obsessed With Random Acts of Kindness

Rather than kill people, 100 child-sized "Lovebots" are highlighting good deeds done by community members in Toronto.

Les Lalanne and Paul Kasmin Gallery

Manhattan Has a Gas Station That's Also an Art Gallery

For its inaugural exhibit, the Getty station in Chelsea will be filled with metal sheep.

Herbert Baglione / Facebook

Frankfurt's Central Plaza Gets a Demonic Makeover

Artist Herbert Baglione is slowly covering the world in eerie wraith-creatures.

Stockholm Artists Protest Obama by Putting Guantanamo Hoods on Statues

Street artists decry the "hypocrisy" of the President's plea for military action in Syria.