Famine & Byrne

Famine & Byrne, and Bertie Bills

Famine & Byrne

The blog of the guy who did that Famine & Byrne / Hardtimes stuff, ‘Will Saint Leger’, is here. The design of his “Bertie Bills” is great, on that he says:

The day before Bertie Ahern resigned from office, I loaded Molly Malone’s statue with £50,000 worth of ‘Bertie Bills’ for anyone to take away. People seemed reluctant to take dodgy money from a complete stranger, of course that wouldn’t be a problem for Bertie.

And he makes Victora look far more attractive than in real life. More on his site/blog and his flickr page.

(via @pkellypr)

“Uncommissioned” nude portrait of Brian Cowen hung in galleries

Don’t worry, we have no images of the art in question. From the Sunday Tribune:

an anonymous prankster who hung a nude portrait of Taoiseach Brian Cowen in the hallowed halls of the National Gallery.

The still unidentified renegade artist had painted Cowen as he was sitting on the loo with a roll of toilet paper in his hand. The painter’s attempts at lifting the country’s spirits certain­ly worked as dozens of visitors to the gallery last week were left chuckling at the unorthodox artwork.

It was not vandalism, a source is quoted as saying it was rather “just adding another one to the collection.”  The description card put up along side the art is classic. Read the article.