Fibre glass sculpture of a nude woman climbing the wall of the Treasury Building.
Removed in 2020.
a sculpture by
From Commemorative Practice:
The theme of Aspiration is the struggle for freedom that took place on this site (formerly Bolands Mill) in 1916. Yet it is not a conventional war memorial. A slight female figure (representing Ireland) scales the seemingly endless walls of the building. Gillespie's work, which is influenced by sculptor Henry Moore and painter Edvard Munch, can be seen throughout the city. This, one of his personal favourites, uses the experimental technique of working in foam-filled fibre glass rather than bronze.
Sources & Information
- Neal Doherty, The Complete Guide to the Statues and Sculptures of Dublin City (Blackrock: Orpen Press, 2015), no. A37.
- Independent, 27 Nov. 2012, Statue got sex change as ex-billionaire Ronan didn't want naked man on Treasury building.
- h2g2, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Earth Edition, Extended Dublin Statue Trail, Created Nov 19, 2002 | Updated Nov 25, 2014.
- Wikipedia, List of public art in Dublin.
- Commemorative Practice Pearse Street Area, Liberty Scaling the Heights.
- The Irish Times, 4 Dec. 2020, Naked woman removed from Treasury Building in Dublin: Sculpture taken down by owners following sale of former Nama building on Grand Canal Street.
Locatie (N 53°20'21" - W 6°14'23") (Satellite view: Google Maps)
Item Code: ie107; Photograph: 13 June 2014
/ updated: 15 July 2023
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