Latest posts with tags "statue"

Louvre seeks $1 million to buy medieval statuettes

Oct 24, 2012 / Art Republik

The Louvre museum in Paris will launch an appeal for a million dollars to help it pay for two medieval ivory statuettes that resurfaced recently.

Romain Jerome Liberty DNA Watch

Jul 05, 2012 / World of Watches (WOW)

Swiss luxury watch company RJ-Romain Jerome, has unveiled the Liberty-DNA watch to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.

Singapore’s Merlion transformed into a hotel

Mar 24, 2011 / Events

Singapore‘s Merlion is a mythical beast (that’s part mermaid, part lion) — frozen in time in the shape of an eight-meter tall statue — who is supposed to keep watch over the city’s waters and bring wealth and good fortune to its citizens. As of March, though, the Merlion will play a entirely different role […]

Rio’s Christ statue gets new life with restoration

Jul 02, 2010 / Art Republik

The statue of Christ overlooking Rio de Janeiro was reinaugurated Wednesday after a renovation costing four million dollars. The renovation of the statue was financed by Brazilian mining giant Vale and the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Rio. The Christ the Redeemer statue, which has towered over the city for nearly 80 years, is located at […]

Gold Mickey Mouse statue

Apr 25, 2008 / Art Republik

Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment and jeweler Ginza Tanaka have made this gold Mickey Mouse statue as part of a campaign to promote the Blu-ray DVD release of “National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets.” The 12-cm-tall, 1-kg statue, which is valued at 3.23 million yen ($31,000) will be displayed in Tanaka’s Ginza store through April […]

Buddha statue sets record for Japanese art

Mar 21, 2008 / Auctions

A wooden sculpture of the supreme Buddha sold for more than 14.3 million dollars in New York on Tuesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and setting a new record for a work of Japanese art. The 800-year-old depiction of the Dainichi Nyorai, attributed to the sculptor Unkei, was bought by the Japanese department store chain Mitsukoshi, […]

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