La Pasionaria Statue, Clyde Street, Glasgow, 2010 - Nicolas Boyes Stone Conservation

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La Pasionaria Statue

Clyde Street, Glasgow, 2010


Restoration and Conservation of La Pasionaria Sculpture. The sculpture was created by Arthur Dooley, in 1977-79 and was unveiled on 5 December 1979. It is located in front of the Custom House, facing south across the River Clyde.

'La Pasionaria' - The Passion Flower- was a Spanish communist who came to symbolise Republican resistance against fascism during the Spanish Civil War. The sculptor, Arthur Dooley, carved on the plinth Dolores' famous slogan - 'better to die on your feet than live forever on your knees'.