How to tell whether a sculpture is the artist’s original work or a new one
Some of the most iconic artworks from around the world are being reclaimed in a controversial process.
Here are some of the more controversial and controversial examples.
Artworks that are still in use today:• An iconic statue of Buddha was originally a statue of an elephant and was installed in a Buddhist temple in Thailand in the late 1800s.
It was later turned into a national icon and is still in place today.
But the statue’s owner, John Perry, has been fighting to keep it from going to the Smithsonian.
Perry, a Philadelphia sculptor who was an early proponent of the idea of an open-air art museum, has spent more than $100 million to keep the statue.
He has said he would prefer the statue to be returned to Thailand than destroyed in the United States.
The Smithsonian Institution declined to comment on the case, citing an ongoing legal dispute.