International star Kim Kardashian has landed in an international art smuggling scandal after a Roman sculpture was imported to California using her credentials. Reportedly, the illegally exported statue was seized at Los Angeles airport in 2016 and was consigned to the Noel Roberts Trust, which is owned by Kardashian and her ex-husband Kayne West. Meanwhile, Kardashian's spokesperson has denied any association of her with the statue.
Ahead of the Israeli general election, the longest-serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's naked statue made of bronze was surfaced at the Tel Aviv's Habima Square. Reportedly, the statue was five meters tall portraying Benjamin naked and was mockingly dubbed as "Israeli Hero". Later, the statue was dismantled by the municipal authorities after receiving information. However, the artist behind the statue design and installation is still … read-more
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In the wake of the George Floyd incident that happened in June, Boston authorities have decided to remove a statue of an enslaved man kneeling before Abraham Lincoln after 141 years. The statue depicted a nude man kneeling in front of fully dressed Lincoln. According to the activists, the statue highlighted racism. However, the sculpture would not be destroyed but only moved somewhere else, where it can be "better explained".
The High Commission of India (HCI), London, with the support of London Metropolitan Police, has recovered three statues dating to Vijayanagara period. Reportedly, the statues were stolen from Vishnu Temple, Nagapattinam in 1978. Union Minister of Culture and Tourism Prahlad Patel lauded the efforts of HCI (London), Archaeological Survey of India and Tamil Nadu government. He added that 43 artefacts have been handed over to India in PM Modi's… read-more
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The American Museum of Natural History in New York will remove the statue of Theodore Roosevelt, standing since 1940 which depicts racial discrimination. ÔÇ£It explicitly depicts Black and Indigenous people as subjugated and racially inferior. The City supports the MuseumÔÇÖs request. It is the right decision and the right time to remove this problematic statue,ÔÇØ Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement.
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