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#Statues

# statues - Friday 31 July, 2020

Art historian says sculptures removed from Shelbourne Hotel did not depict slaves

The University of London lecturer said that the women were instead princesses.

# statues - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Culture Minister asked to intervene in controversial removal of slave statues from outside Shelbourne Hotel

Four bronze statues depicting two Nubian princesses from the lower Nile and their slave girls holding torches were recently removed.

# statues - Thursday 23 July, 2020

US House votes in favour of removing Confederate statues from Capitol Hill

Representative Karen Bass from California said that these statues represent an acceptance of white supremacy and racism.

# statues - Saturday 4 July, 2020

'We will not be terrorised': Donald Trump attacks protesters and 'cancel culture' at Mount Rushmore

Donald Trump accused Black Lives Matter protesters of trying to ‘wipe out our history’.

# statues - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Dublin statue of IRA leader Sean Russell is cleaned after being painted with rainbow colours

Dublin City Council says it has “a duty of care for all our public sculptures and statues”.

# statues - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Removal of Cecil Rhodes statue backed by Oxford college

A statement by Oriel College yesterday said the governing body had voted in favour of launching an independent inquiry into controversy surrounding the monument of the British imperialist.

# statues - Sunday 14 June, 2020

'Statues don't embody history': The debate around Ireland's public monuments after Colston

Dr Ebun Joseph says it’s time to move the conversation away from “dead white men”.

# statues - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Priti Patel condemns ‘unacceptable thuggery’ as ‘statue protectors’ clash with police

Hundreds of people converged on Parliament Square in London today after far-right groups, including Britain First, called on supporters to guard the monuments.

# statues - Friday 25 October, 2019

Pope Francis apologises over theft of Amazon statues from church in Rome

The pontiff asked for forgiveness and said the indigenous statues had been found.

# statues - Sunday 27 January, 2019

'Two for Luke': Dublin's rocky road to two Luke Kelly statues

Next week’s unveiling(s) ends over two years of debate on whether the city needs two Luke Kellys.

# statues - Saturday 2 September, 2017

America had a row over its Confederate statues, and now Australia is struggling with its British colonial ones Trouble Brewing This post contains videos

America had a row over its Confederate statues, and now Australia is struggling with its British colonial ones

A war of words has broken out over the colonisers’ treatment of Australia’s indigenous people in the late 18th century.

# statues - Saturday 19 August, 2017

Charlottesville statue: 'Many monuments to British figures were destroyed or removed in Ireland too'

The blowing up of Nelson’s pillar, on O’Connell Street, in 1966 is the most acute example of the re-writing of the Irish landscape, writes Dr Richard Scriven.

# statues - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Why are statues of US Civil War leaders being removed from across the US?

“You’re changing history. You’re changing culture,” Trump said of the removal of statues of Confederate leaders.

# statues - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Historians find human teeth in 300-year-old statue of Jesus Nightmare Fuel

# statues - Saturday 22 February, 2014

From The42 Arsenal immortalise the great Dennis Bergkamp with this statue outside the Emirates DB10

Arsenal immortalise the great Dennis Bergkamp with this statue outside the Emirates

Dutch legend thanks club and fans for “such a special moment.”

# statues - Sunday 12 May, 2013

From The42 10 of the best sporting statues to visit in Ireland Pay Homage This post contains videos

10 of the best sporting statues to visit in Ireland

How you cross the roundabout in Tralee is up to you.

# statues - Thursday 4 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge 7 of Ireland's best statues, and 4 we're still waiting for Moving Statues

7 of Ireland's best statues, and 4 we're still waiting for

Is there a Graham Norton statue coming to Cork?

# statues - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Maker of Oscar statues to lay off more than one third of workforce

The Chicago-based company also produces awards for the Emmys, the MTV VMAs, American Idol and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

# statues - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Metal thefts: sculptures and artefacts stolen around Ireland

The recovery of part of a stolen historic bell in Co Kerry has highlighted the rise in such thefts in Ireland over the past few years.

# statues - Saturday 23 June, 2012

Anger in Russia over live child statues at official's party

The four girls were made up with silver costumes and face paint and fixed to the corners of an installation at the party.

# statues - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

From The42 Sporting 'heritage trail' could be on the cards for Cork, says Lord Mayor Future Plans

Sporting 'heritage trail' could be on the cards for Cork, says Lord Mayor

Proposed statues to honour Peter Stringer and Ronan O’Gara could see the creation of a series of sculptures across the city.

# statues - Saturday 8 October, 2011

LAST WEEK, FORMER politician and ex-movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger commissioned three bronze statues of himself.

The monuments – one of which he will keep for himself – will be eight foot high and weigh 580 pounds each.

However, he is not the only celebrity to be commemorated with life-size replicas of themselves.

Here we unveil eight other famous people who have been made eternal through flattering – but often unusual – statues: