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Vandalism not a worry for Maser as his art isn't there

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The defaced statue of Luke Kelly after it was attacked by vandals. Picture: Gerry Mooney

The defaced statue of Luke Kelly after it was attacked by vandals. Picture: Gerry Mooney

The defaced statue of Luke Kelly after it was attacked by vandals. Picture: Gerry Mooney

A storm may be brewing over the defacing of the Luke Kelly statue, but one artist who can't afford to get attached to his work is street artist Maser.

The Dubliner behind the Repeal the 8th Mural has developed a ''Buddhist'' approach over his 22-year career: "No one ever really gives a sh*t about my works when they get vandalised," he laughs. "Once I put them out there, they are part and parcel of the public space."

He says that 95pc of his public works are gone. "They only exist online, so you can't afford to be precious."