Thursday, September 24, 2015

By the numbers: international

0       the number of stadiums designed by architect Zaha Hadid that will be built for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

2       the number of life-size steel  figures gone missing that were made by Antony Gormley for Western Australia’s remote Lake Ballard

3       the times Anish Kapoor's sculpture Dirty Corner in the Versailles Palace gardens has been vandalised with anti-Semitic and other slurs

15      the number in millions of flowers used to create a giant head of Vincent van Gogh for the Bloemencorso Zundert parade in the town of Zundert in the Netherlands

10      the number of new stories that will open in the Tate’s ever expanding building extension.

60      the percentage of new display space Tate Modern will get with its new $NZ637 million building

75      the age in years of Auguste Rodin when he was filmed by Sacha Guitry in 1915. You can see it here

120    the number of art works made by British artist Damien Hirst owned by collector Jose Mugrabi

800    the amount in millions of dollars that auction house Sotheby’s has guaranteed the sale of the Taubman estate, the contemporary and modern art collection of former Sotheby's chairman

2000  the number of art works in the Broad collection whose new museum opened this month in downtown LA