Oscar Wilde Statue, Dublin

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    This Oscar Wilde tribute in Dublin's Merrion Square park is perhaps the greatest statue of all time. This may be the only statue in the history of statues both to totally capture the subject's personality and do to it in a way that would have amused the hell out of him. What a portrait!

    Across the walkway are two square marble columns covered in Wilde witicisms. The words are carved into the marble in a way that looks like Wilde's original handwriting, making it look like graffiti from a distance. One column is topped with a small sculpture of a kneeling woman, and the other of man's torso, both of which seem ill-fitting with the rest of the installation. But the rest of it is so perfect that I don't even care.

    The sculptor is Danny Osborne. The marker says it was commissioned by the Guinness Ireland Group and unveiled on October 28, 1997. Photo taken December 2006.

    laurelcrowned, Gar Coen, mo_ses, and 11 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. ricgia1 99 months ago | reply

      great effect

    2. Steven Mullen 99 months ago | reply

      It is a great statue! Nice photo of it.

    3. Kieran Lynam 99 months ago | reply

      I agree - wonderful sculpture, capturing perfectly the essence of the subject!

      Nice capture, by the way... :)

    4. wvgasguy 99 months ago | reply

      Are you sure he's not real??? Everywhere I went in Paris there were mimes standing around looking like statues ;o)

    5. Pál Tamás 88 months ago | reply

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    6. ₪*ClandryP*₪Anima e Respiro 77 months ago | reply

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    7. kcnickerson 75 months ago | reply

      "Nothing except my genius!"

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    9. O'Quinn Photo 74 months ago | reply

      Awesome expression
      Well shot too

    10. .finding.ireland. 72 months ago | reply

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    11. kaphut 16 months ago | reply

      Benedict Cumberbatch looks just like him.

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