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# Sculpture

Last year
# Culture Magazine
No Kidding: The story behind the bronze statue commemorating Ireland's oldest annual festival
The origin story we never knew we needed.
All time
# i'm a little teapot
Giant chequered teapot sculpture unveiled in Smithfield Square
Smithfield Utah is the second of six sculptures being created as part of Dublin City Council’s Sculpture Dublin initiative.
# ennistymon
Clare County Council pauses plans for Ennistymon Púca statue following backlash
Fr Willie Cummins denounced the planned sculpture as “sinister” from the altar at Sunday mass.
# guardian of the déise
This 'massively ambitious' 200ft sculpture could welcome visitors to Waterford
This bronze-coloured steel beast could be watching over Waterford by 2021, if the €22 million in funding is approved.
# art and design
4 events for... anyone who loves art and design
From Iranian installations to environmentally friendly fine art.
# busted flush
'Even Jesus did not please everyone': Ronaldo artist defends sculpture of Madrid star
Emanuel Santos insists the Ballon d’Or winner is happy with his effort.
# Dubious
The bust unveiled at the newly-named Cristiano Ronaldo airport is pretty terrible
5,000 people showed up for the event in Madeira today.
# Monument
William and Harry commission London statue of Princess Diana
The sculpture will stand in the public grounds of her former residence, Kensington Palace.
# Art
This giant rear end hoovered up all the attention - but it's been beaten to the Turner Prize
The prize is awarded to a British artist under 50 for an outstanding exhibition, and has become synonymous with controversy in its 32-year history.
# Christ Almighty
Parishioners in Canada are upset at this restored statue of the baby Jesus
“I wasn’t trained for this in the seminary,” the local priest said.
# Done Deal
An artist has made Enda Kenny's head from rolls of toilet paper
The creator is hoping to trade the piece rather than sell it so get your offers ready…
# Anti-Semitism
The ‘Queen’s Vagina’ has been vandalised again
The graffiti has been condemned as “hateful”.
# park life
Well, this is the most unusual fish in Ireland...
What do you think of it?
# only in france
Someone has vandalised the 'Queen's Vagina'
Ah lads…
# refurb
Here's the sculpture that Ulster had commissioned for their new home
Really ties the stadium together.
# tighty whities
This creepy statue of a man in his Y-fronts is freaking out college students
Can’t imagine why.
# waxing lyrical
You'll probably want these carved crayons but you won't know why
You don’t think you’ll want a crayon C-3PO and yet…
# Art
Qatar buys controversial Zidane head-butt statue
Because why not?
# Art
New sculpture to be unveiled in Dingle
The public art commission was created by local artist Joe Neeson.
# chest friends
French artist unveils giant bronze sculpture of Zidane's famous head-butt
Marco Materazzi’s Oscar-winning reaction has also been immortalised in five-metres of metallic glory.
# London 2012
In pictures: Art in the Olympic Park
There’s not just sport to look at in the park, there’s art too.
# France
Controversial Carla Bruni statue erected in Paris
But figure modelled on France’s former first lady hasn’t been put in public – as was the original plan.
# hirst
In photos: Damien Hirst's exhibition at the Tate Modern
Skull fans rejoice. There are skulls.
# prettyvacant
Ghost estates brought to book in post-Tiger exhibition
Art initiative PrettyvacanT Dublin is repurposing empty spaces for cultural purposes – its latest show responds to “post-Crash Ireland”.
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures.
Navan statue: a load of bull or taking the town by the horns?
Ten-year wait for statue in Meath town is over… but the controversy isn’t.
# Week in Photos
The week in photos
Our pick of the wonderful and sometimes poignant pictures that shaped the week.
# Middle Finger
Italian artist unveils 20 foot middle finger to stock exchange
Maurizio Cattelan says his sculpture- titled L.O.V.E. – represents capitalism.