Sunday 18 November 2018

Striking new mural of Blindboy Boatclub appears in Dublin

A new mural by art group Subset of Blindboy Boatclub, one half of Irish comedy hip hop group 'The Rubberbandits' along with a quote referencing US President Donald Trump, in Dublin's city centre. Brian Lawless/PA Wire
A new mural by art group Subset of Blindboy Boatclub, one half of Irish comedy hip hop group 'The Rubberbandits' along with a quote referencing US President Donald Trump, in Dublin's city centre. Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Charlotte Ryan

With their celebrated Stormzy mural in Smithfield removed over a month ago, Subset has unveiled a new artwork of Blindboy Boatclub of the Rubberbandits on Andrew’s Lane Theatre in Dublin.

The mural places the comedian and mental health activist alongside another mural by Subset of President Donald Trump, which was erected in November.

The vivid red and white mural is accompanied by a quote by the comedian: “Donny [Donald Trump] is more terrifying than a Jack Russell with human hands.”

Blindboy Boatclub took to Twitter to show his appreciation for the mural, adding that the venue was where the Rubberbandits had their first proper show in Dublin around 10 years ago: “I smoked a pre gig fag against this spot on the wall.”

He later put out a tongue-in-cheek appeal to his followers to “grab a daycent photo of the mural” as he was “pure scared Dublin council will paint over it.” 

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