Erect a statue of Leopold Bloom in Dublin

The main character in Jame Joyce's book Ulysses is Leopold Bloom. Bloom is one of the most internationally recognised and beloved characters in 20C literature.

We are proposing that a statue of James Joyce's fictional hero should be installed on the pedestrian Duke Street in Dublin, which the Bloom visits in Chapter 8 of Ulysses for a Gorgonzola and Burgundy lunch at Davy Byrne's pub.

Ireland's most internationally renowned sculptor John Behan features in a video we have made specially to
outline the proposal, offering a personal vision and a model for what a statue of Bloom could look like.

As a one-man incarnation of Dublin itself, Leopold Bloom views the world - and we with him - through a humane, tolerant and non-violent lens. In this cultural moment of heated debate about racist statues, he would be an antidote to such division and a perfect figure for the world to admire.

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