This sculpture in Krakow's main square is hollow and people like to pose inside, peeping from the empty eye sockets.Photo: art makes me smile
Goslar, Germany, hosts a statue of a flat head with nails driven through from both sides.Photo: hmboo
Detail from a statue outside the Monkey Forest Temple in Ubud. Photo: Shawn Allen
To see this statue in real life, you'll have to go to Fengdu, China.Photo: >>> Silly Rabbit, Trix are for Kids
This statue appears in many versions around the world, and depicts a she-wolf nursing two brothers who would later go on to found Rome.Photo: Chrissy Olson
This is not the Statue of Liberty you know. Her proportions are unusual, as is what she holds in her hand. Taken in a sculpture park outside of a museum in Moscow. Photo: MelvinSchlubman
Chile's Atacama Desert is home to this giant hand in the middle of nowhere. Photo: felixion
In Java, Indonesia, this planter stands feet over head.Photo: basibanget
A diminutive statue of a boy in Brussels that attracts thousands of visitors, and has spawned a riot of knock-off swag, including corkscrews. Photo: BJ Carter
You can find this mask in the Gardens at Versailles.Photo: SÃ©bastien Barillot
In the Prague castle, a sculpture by Jaroslav Rona.Photo: Adam Jones, Ph.D.
Another statue by Czech sculptor Jaroslav Rona, this one representing Kafka and erected at the edge of Prague's Jewish district.Photo: tinou bao
This disproportionate statue of Peter the Great at Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg has a polished right finger from so many visitors rubbing it for good luck.Photo: Carlo Alcos
A giant spider looms outside of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. Photo: hallom
Siren is Marc Quinn's $2.7 million solid gold statue of supermodel Kate Moss.Photo: Simon Goldberg
Near Nagahama Hachimangu shrine in Japan, this cat is perpetually trapped.Photo: M shades
This photo was taken in Birmingham, UK, in Centenary Square.Photo: left-hand
At night in Budapest.Photo: Lola Akinmade
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Fun list! I would love to add the no-face babies at Kampa Park and the TV tower in Prague.
Oh yeah, forgot about this popular one in Florence: http://www.flickr.com/photos/clovesy/208362459/in/set-72157594218739098/
Whoa…absolutely amazing shots, Eileen!
I love Louise Bourgeois (#16: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maman) – this one is not her weirdest, but probably the most monumental. And #14 – wow!
Whoops! here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maman
I know Kate, I actually really love that spider, but I think if you have any kind of creepy crawly phobia, you just swallowed your tongue. This staute is beautiful to my eye, but I’m not afraid of spiders. Thanks for telling us who the artist is!
She just died a couple months ago. She was so, so interesting and strange. A real inspiration to me as an artist – very gutsy and totally ahead of her time. These spiders are so uncharacteristic (IMO) of her work as a whole – it’s interesting that these are what she’s most famous for.
troll under the bridge in seattle…..
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How about anything by Niki de Saint Phalle, starting with the Sun God? I love anything she’s done.
I like the Empty Suit one, has a really strange look to it but looks good.
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