Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby GrahamH » Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:24 pm

Maybe his sitter was caught short during the session?
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby PTB » Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:40 pm

I'd hate to be cleaning that studio
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby GrahamH » Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:45 pm

Ah it happens to the best of us, PTB.

Apparently.
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby PTB » Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:54 pm

Yep, we all end up pissing in the corner of an artist's studio at some time in our lives.
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby notjim » Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:58 pm

are you sure he is pissing, maybe it is a wank by the river bank?
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby Morlan » Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:36 am

"The Sleaze On The Quays"

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(you saw it here first!)
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby PTB » Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:27 pm

The more I look at it the more I think that the figure is worried about the size of his penis
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby ctesiphon » Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:23 am

Maybe he should be given an SUV?
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby Sarsfield » Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:53 am

notjim wrote:are you sure he is pissing, maybe it is a wank by the river bank?


You mean he's got a stiffy in the Liffey?
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby KerryBog2 » Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:54 am

The dick in thje dock?
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby henno » Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:09 am

The Loner with a Boner???
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby fergalr » Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:50 pm

The Slump in the Dump?
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby urbanisto » Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:52 pm

The crap on this site sometimes!
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby fergalr » Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:55 pm

The Banal by the Canal?
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby alonso » Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:02 pm

The clown ar an abhann

bah this one may have us normally inspired Dubs stumped!

Given the state of the Liffey - "The Folly among the Trolleys"?
I liked the original "Dub in the Tub" from a few weeks back though
"the fool in the pool"

give up
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby ctesiphon » Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:03 pm

StephenC wrote:The crap on this site sometimes!

Oh come on, Stephen, that doesn't even rhyme!
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby mickletterfrack » Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:48 pm

If this monstrosity goes ahead, I hope someone then commisions a giant 40ft rubber band preferably somewhere on the southside , then the capital will have a grand scale represntation of the genuine Dub .... a forlorn junkie pissing in the river cos he left his needle on O'Connell St. and cant get a vein. Or maybe you should just roll out that other joke of a thing (I wouldnt even call it a sculpture) you had in the river, the Millenium clock 'The time in the Slime' put it next to Gormleys bubble man and pretend he is looking for his watch.... now that would be funny

Gormley is not a great sculpture in the sense of a sculpture who is also a great craftsman... he is just another example of someone getting away with bad craft by calling it Art and making it large scale.

Dubs I wouldnt even wish this heap of junk on you'se, even though us culchies would have some laugh coming up to see it ... obviouly someone in DDDA has to spend their allotment of funding for public works of art in a hurry and so commisioned a big name to do a big piece in a big hurry at a big price. Isnt there any talent left in Dublin or Ireland that could have come up with something better for 1.6 million...what must the losing pieces have looked like, I would be interested to hear what they were.
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby phil » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:19 am

mickletterfrack wrote:If this monstrosity goes ahead, I hope someone then commisions a giant 40ft rubber band preferably somewhere on the southside , then the capital will have a grand scale represntation of the genuine Dub .... a forlorn junkie pissing in the river cos he left his needle on O'Connell St. and cant get a vein.


I don't see what this line of argument has to do with this sculpture. It belittles a serious problem that many communities in this city have been dealing with for decades.
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby tommyt » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:27 am

Any commentary yet on whether its noggin will be visible from the georgian mile? That would kick off the mother of all mickeyfits from conservation interests. FWIW I think its poxy. How far would 1.6M go towards the cost of constructing a weir there instead that would be practical and could easily incorporate an aesthetic brief. Would be a better legacy for whatever overcompensating egomaniac in the DDDDDDDDDA dreamt this up.
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby phil » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:32 am

I remember seeing a photomontage of a weir located in this area a few years ago. Don't know what became of it though.
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby archipig » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:49 am

it really does look shite
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby alonso » Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:06 am

tommyt "the mother of all mickey fits"

that's going in my act! One day if I get to speak at an oral hearing, I will use it against some residents association or indeed the IGS.
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby tommyt » Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:53 am

alonso wrote:tommyt "the mother of all mickey fits"

that's going in my act! One day if I get to speak at an oral hearing, I will use it against some residents association or indeed the IGS.


Would be great if oral hearings were conducted in a stand-up comedian stylee- would be especailly appropriate in the case of this travesty.

Wonder what would have happened with the IKEA application if it had been all to play for going into the final, quick-fire improv round?
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby archipig » Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:53 pm

fergalr wrote:The Slump in the Dump?


The poo at CHQ?
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby Morlan » Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:12 pm

I hope DDDA are reading this thread. Overall consensus = Shite.
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