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20 Modern Sculptures You Will Simply Adore

Modern art seems to divide people as much as it delights them. Some find the subjects crude, crass or without craft, and it’s true that a lot of art today leaves something to be desired. But, as you’re about to see, there are some modern sculptures that are so brilliant, you can’t help but fall in love with them. Here are 20 of the most fantastic modern sculptures to be found around the globe today.
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1. Force of Nature, Doha, Qatar (by Lorenzo Quinn)
There are several versions of this statue made by Quinn, located across the world. What you can see depicted to marvelously is Mother Nature hurling the world around in circles.
2. Poet Mihai Eminescu, Onesti, Romania
This sculpture has been dedicated to one of Romania’s favorite literary stars. Eminescu looks stunning particularly at sun set and sun rise.
3. Mustangs of Las Colinas, Irving, USA (by Robert Glen)
Mimicking the freedom, drive, and initiative that characterized the early pioneering days of Texas, this collection of wild mustangs is a great addition to an empty looking public open space.
4. Expansion, USA (by Page Bradley)
This wonderful example of the depth of modern sculpture is actually held in a private collection in New York, though various copies are scattered across the globe. The lady subject is meant to help us spectators dare to go beyond what we think other humans are capable of.
5. Black Hawk, New Hampshire, USA (by John Lopez)
John Lopez is one of a number of modern sculptors who draw their materials from unwanted trash. In this case, he has managed to construct a terrifically monolithic sculpture that provokes all kinds of reflections.
6. The Anonymous Pedestrians, Wroclaw, Poland (by Jerzy Kalina)
This sinister sculpture is dedicated to the memory of an unknown number of people who went missing ‘underground’ as a result of Poland’s 1981 declaration of martial law.
7. Hippopotamus, Taipei, Taiwan
This fun sculpture offers a timely reminder of how important animals are for our own sense of well-being.
8. The Shoes on the Danube Bank, Budapest, Hungary (by Can Togay and Gyala Pauer)
This 2005 sculpture uses 60 pairs of vintage iron cast shoes to represent the myriad Jews who were cruelly taken from their lives in Hungary during the period of 1944-1945.
9. Freedom, Philadelphia, USA (by Zenos Frudakis)
Here we can see an almost animated sculpture represent in scenes a person breaking free of the sculpture, offering a joyous celebration of freedom.
10. The First Generation, Singapore (by Chong Fah Cheong)
This is one of several city installations designed to represent the historical origins of the 'People of the River' here in Singapore.
11. Chair for 1000 Jews, Krakow, Poland
On the site of a former ghetto is a thought-provoking installation dedicated to the Jewish people, who, during the war, were made to remove their furniture to prevent children from hiding when their homes were being investigated by the anti-Semitic authorities.
12. Salmon Sculpture, Portland, USA (by Keith Jellum)
This salmon sculpture offers a very curious way to demonstrate to the mailman the name of this particular street: Salmon St.
13. Lions on Guard, London, England (by Kendra Haste)
Standing guard at the Tower of London, you may be lucky enough to see these fierce lions formed from fine black wire. 
14. Maman Spider Sculpture, Tokyo, Japan (by Louise Bourgeois)
This giant bronze, steel, and marble spider was surprisingly dedicated to the artist's mother, who happened to have been a weaver. I suppose she would be proud.
15. The Kelpies, Scotland (by Andy Scott)
Once upon a time in this part of Scotland, as well as many other places in the world, horses provided the strength, power, and beauty necessary to propel mankind into the future. These sculptures stand 100 feet high and took almost 7 years to complete.
16. The Road of Freedom, Vilnius, Lithuania (by Tadas Gutauskas)
The empty wall helps remind Lithuanians of the times when their country was not so free as now, being constructed primarily to remember the independence that was gained 20 years ago.
17. Out of Order, Kingston upon Thames, UK (by David Match)
This bittersweet monument to the iconic British red telephone boxes was built as a kind of lament for the passing of times. Nowadays, phone boxes are virtually superfluous, of course.
18. Famine, Dublin, Ireland (by Rowan Gillespie)
So much of Ireland's modern history was shaped by the terrible famine that reduced the population by 25% during the 19th Century. This sculpture is one of many to put a human face to the tale.
19. Pair of Dragons in Love, Varna, Bulgaria (by Darin Lazarov)
Apparently, this sculpture was designed in order to please and amuse the local kids who play in the pool nearby. 
20. Love, Burning Man, USA
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There's much to see at the Burning Man Festival, yet I am especially taken with this sculpture. The scene here is particularly poignant and sobering.
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