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The Royal Academy of Arts in London has unveiled a new large-scale artwork by the revered American artist Frank Stella.

The 7-meter tall sculpture, titled "Inflated Star and Wooden Star" (2014), is made of aluminum and teak wood. The contrasting materials create a sense of tension, as if the elements of the work are simultaneously repelled and attracted to each other, trapped in an invisible force field.

"Inflated Star and Wooden Star," which is being shown in the UK for the first time, is on display at the Academy's Annenberg Courtyard, where it will remain until May 17.

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They span 75 feet, weigh 4,300 pounds and can’t move.

The four, black aluminum clouds comprising the once-mobile component of “Mountains and Clouds”—one of the final works of sculptor Alexander Calder, which dominates the Hart Senate office building’s 90-foot-high atrium—haven’t drifted for more than a decade. They once rotated at a gentle speed, but have been frozen in place for years after a bearing failed.

Now, Sen. Chris Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut, where Mr. Calder often worked, is pushing to restore the artistic integrity of the design advanced by Mr. Calder, whose mobiles and other works often incorporated movement.

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The late pop art master Roy Lichtenstein's sculpture "Five Brushstrokes" has been in place in front of The New Orleans Museum of Art for exactly a year. But at 6 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 10), NOMA officially welcomed the 20-foot-tall painted aluminum landmark with a ceremony in front of the museum at 1 Collins Diboll Circle.

Art benefactors Sydney and Walda Besthoff, who bought the sculpture for the museum, spoke, as did NOMA Director Susan Taylor and Jack Cowart, executive director of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation.

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Cardi Gallery, the Milan-based modern and contemporary art gallery, presents "Louise Nevelson: 55-70," an exhibition of over thirty important collages and sculptures created between 1955 and 1970 that reveal the formalist achievements of Louise Nevelson (1899-1988), an icon of the Feminist art movement and one of the most significant American sculptors of the 20th century. "Louise Nevelson: 55-70," is on view through December 20, 2014.

"Louise Nevelson: 55-70" features works created between 1955 and 1970, a period when the artist’s signature modernist style emerged, with labyrinthine wooden assemblages and monochrome surfaces, and evolved, as Nevelson incorporated industrial materials such as Plexiglas, aluminum and steel in the 1960s and 1970s.

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