Happy Friday, and welcome to another edition of the public art news roundup.
Here are some highlights of the past few days that come close to capturing how I feel at the homestretch of this ridiculous week: this drone dressed like a ghost out for a casual daytime scare; Hillary Clinton being interrupted during the Benghazi hearing; this pigeon wearing/trapped in a bagel.
And here’s how I’d like to feel in the future and forever: like this chill as hell bird exploring the New York Public Library on a Saturday afternoon.
— Jackie Strawbridge (@JNStrawbridge) October 24, 2015
Thinking about art always helps. Let’s get to the roundup:
Eugene, Ore. was worried about telling the public that it would remove this supremely wacky piece of public art from the city’s airport.
Cute, boring sculptures from a self-proclaimed “asshole” artist, created at the expense of retail workers.
After Lego refused to fill an order from Ai Weiwei, fans are pissed off and offering to donate to his incoming artwork at the National Gallery of Victoria. Which will be about free speech, by the way.
An artist wants to take legal action against Hornsby, Australia for failing to maintain a public sculpture that he created.
Featured Image: Ai Weiwei’s Lego art on Alcatraz. Justin Sullivan for Getty Images North America.