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Does Size Count in Public Art?

On March 24, 2004 in Johannesburg, South Africa, a mammoth sculpture of legendary former president and icon Nelson Mandela was unveiled. Over 15 feet tall, this sculpture was commissioned to stand in the center of Nelson Mandela square in Sandton City, an upscale shopping mall in a well-to-do part of the city.

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Say Goodbye to Monster Island

Here at Hyperallergic we are pretty fond of Williamsburg. It’s the home of our shmancy offices, Journal Gallery and some other pretty great arts institutions and galleries. There is no denying that its changed quite significantly in the last few years. Unfortunately, my favorite neighborhood arts building, Monster Island, is closing.