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.
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.