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Hidden Histories: Foley’s Banished Sculptures

In this week’s Hidden Histories, Gavan and Donal Fallon delve into the life and legacy of John Henry Foley, the influential Irish sculptor. Known as Queen Victoria's favourite artist, Foley created iconic statues like the Albert Statue and the O'Connell Monument. However, his work has recently faced criticism and calls for removal. Join Gavan and Donal as they explore the global debate surrounding old statues, Foley's rise in the art world, and the future of his statues in Dublin. Donal Fallon is the presenter of the Three Castles Burning podcast.

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12.00 4 Jun 2023


Hidden Histories: Foley’s Banished Sculptures


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In this week’s Hidden Histories, Gavan and Donal Fallon delve into the life and legacy of John Henry Foley, the influential Irish sculptor. Known as Queen Victoria's favourite artist, Foley created iconic statues like the Albert Statue and the O'Connell Monument. However, his work has recently faced criticism and calls for removal. Join Gavan and Donal as they explore the global debate surrounding old statues, Foley's rise in the art world, and the future of his statues in Dublin. Donal Fallon is the presenter of the Three Castles Burning podcast.


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