Lifesize Sculpture of
"Tony Socks Byrne"
Olympic Boxing Champion - Ireland
| A commission
of a lifesize sculpture for Drogheda, Ireland
I worked on this commissioned sculpture with the help of sculptor friends Zhang Yaxi and Shen Xiaonan in China, during May 2006, then had it cast in bronze and shipped by container to Dublin port. It was inaugurated in the presence of city officials and Tony Sox Byrne himself in december 2006, and is now permanently located on the South bank of the Boyne river, close to a footbridge, just along from the "D" Hotel and a busy shopping mall in Drogheda.
A monumental sculptor has many challenges when recreating a subject's likeness... Tony and his family were pleased with the result, and so were the Committee who commissioned the sculpture.
I am available for any collector intent on commissioning a sculpture or statuary for either indoor or outdoor locations.
Last minute cleaning of this commemorative sculpture - the lifesize bronze commissioned whole figure portrait of boxing champion Tony Byrne
Tony "Sox" Byrne himself, who won a bronze Olympic medal in 1956, pulling off the veil at the unveiling of this lifesize sculpture commission in 2006.
This event was timed for the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne.
Monumental sculptor Laury Dizengremel, making a speech....
(The "aesthetic" trouble with speaking and being photographed at the same time is obvious here!!!!)
The Mayor of Drogheda and Olympic boxing champion Tony Byrne at the opening ceremony, just before the unveiling of the sculpture. There was also a father (priest) who blessed this commemorative statue and all present!
The inscription on the sculpture stone base reads:
Tony "Socks" Byrne
Bronze Medal Winner
Melbourne, Australia, 1956
The Drogheda Golden Jubilee Committee
And The People of Drogheda
In Association with
The Drogheda Borough Council
Sculptor: Laury Dizengremel
See my Artist Statement for this public sculpture.
See also images of this lifesize sculpture in progress.
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