Paul McCarthy, Bear Sculpture. Mascot head, acrylic fur and metal armature, foam rubber on painted wooden plinth, overall: 86 1/6 x 42 7/8 x 51 /8 in. Executed in 1992. Estimate: £550,000-750,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012.
Elegantly unsettling creature sculptures by Takahiro Komuro
Well, we aren’t sure how to begin with these sculptures by Takahiro Komuro. Essentially human-like — with human limbs, feet and hands — they are decidedly alien all the same, whether with their possessed stares with dilated pupils, or, you know, monstrous heads or bulbous substances overtaking the rest of their bodies. So much poetic [...]