CHATSWORTH, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire view Tear, by artist Richard Hudson, one of the many moumental sculptures on dispay at Chatsworth stately home as part of the Sotheby's Beyond Limits Monumental Outdoor Sculpture Show on September 9, 2016 in Chatsworth, England. Work by world-renowned artists including Zaha Hadid, Aristide Maillol, Bruce Munro, Richard Hudson, Cristina Iglesias and Joana Vasconcelos, are on display as part of the Sotheby's Beyond Limits Monumental Outdoor Sculpture Show in the gardens of Chatsworth between 10 September and 30 October 2016. Sotheby's Beyond Limits selling exhibition, has firmly established itself as one of the most prestigious platforms for the display and sale of modern and contemporary outdoor sculpture, and a key event in the art world calendar. The show brings together works by leading pioneers in this field, all situated in the historic garden of one of Europes greatest country estates, the ancestral seat of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images for Sotheby's) (Getty Images For Sotheby's)

Look Again: The day's most compelling images from around the globe

Fascinating world views from the US Open to the Beyond Limits Monumental Outdoor Sculpture Show


Salon Staff
September 9, 2016 10:41PM (UTC)
Look Again is a daily series presenting the best photographs of the previous 24 hours, curated and written by Salon's writers and editors.

 

Seoul, South Korea   Ahn Young-joon/AP
TV screens show a North Korean newscaster reading a statement from the North's Nuclear Weapons Institute

It is often forgotten that the stark and terrifying fact that North Korea's bellicose, erratic and authoritarian regime possesses nuclear weapons is in part the result of President Bush's decision to invade Iraq, according to observers. U.S. invasions and military actions around the globe continue to make the world a more dangerous place.

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–Daniel Denvir, staff reporter

 

Sanaa, Yemen   Mohammed Huwais/Getty
Yemeni children inspect the aftermath of two improvised explosive devices

Today marks the one year anniversary of Alan Kurdi's death, the Syrian toddler immortalized in a chilling photograph on a Turkish beach -- a symbol of the cost of the refugee crisis. His father said this week that he didn't believe the international attention ultimately made any difference. This picture is the only hope I have to think he may be wrong.

–Sophia Tesfaye, deputy politics editor

 

Chatsworth, England   Christopher Furlong/Getty
The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire view "Tear," by artist Richard Hudson

Who knew monuments of excess could be so simple? The eleventh edition of the Sotheby’s Beyond Limits Monumental Outdoor Sculpture Show opened Friday in Chatsworth, England. The exhibit attracts leading pioneers in contemporary outdoor sculpture and the most prominent buyers in the art world. The installations will be on display at the Chatsworth House until the end of October. In the meantime, the occupiers of the house, the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, seen in the photo, have high-priced, oversized sculptures decorating their historic lawn.

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–Taylor Link, editorial intern

 

US Open, New York   Julie Jacobson/AP
Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, kicks the ball after hitting a shot into the net

Julie Jacobson's photograph is an exercise in frustration. The symmetry of the lines on the court and the net appear to box Caroline Wozniacki in, such that even though the viewer knows her frustration relates to a botched shot, it also seems more profound than that. Wozniacki's kicking of the ball suggests an act of defiance against that symmetry, an attempt to break free from it -- which only makes its result all the more disheartening, as the ball strikes and stretches the net without actually damaging it. Moreover, the extreme angle from which Jacobson shoots Wozniacki suggests an almost omniscient perspective, as if the viewer is somehow complicit in the act of trapping her, and perhaps even takes some small joy from her desperation.

–Scott Eric Kaufman, assistant editor


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