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Sale Of The Century: Steam Pig Could Be Yours!

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

A 55-foot-long piece of steampunk-inspired barnyard-cyborg art, Steam Pig, is for sale. It has to be moved by the end of July. Its creators are listening to all offers.

Motor City Kitty

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Thanks to artist Jerome Ferretti, the North Corktown neighborhood of Detroit is now home to a dome-headed cat sculpture that rises up out of the ground beneath a pedestrian overpass that spans highway I-75.

Steampunk Pig Needs Home to Grind Gears, Spit Bolts

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

The same Michigan artists who last year built a Loch Ness Monster now have a new creation looking for a good home: a 55-foot-long mechanical flying pig.

Detroit’s Historic Dead – Look Under Their Statues

Monday, November 1st, 2010

How do you make certain you won’t lose the corpse of an important historic person? In Detroit, the practical answer is to bury it in the base of that person’s statue.

When Dino is Finito

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

The dinosaur behemoths of yore are long gone, and now it looks like our nation’s old timey dinosaur parks also face inevitable decline and extinction.

Grand Rapids Turns River Monster Into Pond Monster

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

A life-size Loch Ness Monster that briefly appeared last year in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is now poised to become a full-time resident. The 100-foot-long, 20-foot-tall, five-humped water monster floated in the Grand River in the fall of 2009, part of a Grand Rapids public art contest. It was built of styrofoam and wood, and designed […]

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