A Statue for Oscar Wilde ( William Pye)
Title: A Statue for Oscar Wilde
Artist: William Pye
External website: here
Date of Work: 1996
Medium: sculpture : bronze
Dimensions: 240mm x 270mm x 270mm
Caption: A cast of the maquette for a memorial to Oscar Wilde, the great nineteenth century writer and wit. Pye is renowned for his abstract works which usually include geometric shapes and moving water but felt that the humanity of Wilde could only be represented figuratively. He proposed a recognisable figure, Wilde, strolling over a low pyramid covered with Wilde aphorisms. The full size sculpture has yet to be cast.

Moving Image: here

Object Number: 2010.081.1
Acknowledgements: Reading Foundation for Art Collection
Copyright: Image: Reading Borough Council / Intellectual: The artist