Luke Kelly snr.
Early victim of extreme Dublin bike hate.
A face and ‘fro clean-up for Luke Kelly.
South King Street, Dublin. 2.
Don’t Luke back.
Earlier: Seven Drunken Nights
South King Street, Dublin 2.
Gardaí are investigating after white paint was thrown on the marble bust on Guild Street at around 11pm last night – the sixth time it has been vandalised.
No arrests have been made in connection with the latest incident and gardaí say investigations are ongoing.
Meanwhile, the other statue of The Dubliners singer – located on South King Street, beside Stephen’s Green shopping centre – was also covered in white paint.
Both Luke Kelly Statues Vandalised (Newstalk)
Pic Pat Gill.
The statue of Luke Kelly on Sheriff Street, Dublin 1.
Wackerr000 Pan tweetz:
Luke Kelly with new Ray Bans…mindless thugs….
Previously: Thank You For The Shades
Dirty Old Frown
Samantha Libreri tweetz:
Anti-graffiti experts have repaired most of the damage to a statue of Luke Kelly in Dublin’s north inner city. It happened in broad daylight between 6 and 8pm yesterday evening. Gardai are understood to be examining CCTV and are treating it as criminal damage
Earlier: Thank You For The Shades
Vera Klute’s controversial statue of Luke Kelly was vandalised yesterday afternoon
Sheriff Street, Dublin 1.
All you need is a bit of turps, for pity’s sake.
Dublin statue of musician Luke Kelly vandalised (RTÉ)
Guild Street/ Sheriff Street, Dublin 1
President Michael D Higgins with his wife Sabina at the launch of Vera Klute’s sculpture of Luke Kelly, one of two being unveiled today in the capital…
South King Street, Dublin 2
President Higgins and Sabina with musicians, including Glen Hansard (top third left) and The Dubliners‘ John Sheahan (white beard), at the launch of John Coll’s sculpture of folk legend Luke Kelly.
Earlier: Bring me The Heads of Luke Kelly
From top: Sculptor John Coll with his bust of Luke Kelly; Vera Klute’s head
Two statues being unveiled this week of Luke Kelly on the anniversary of this death. I’m particularly impressed with the Vera Klute sculpture. Love how striking the hair (made from 4mm patinated metal) is & she has captured his intensity perfectly….
Does no one else think the new Luke Kelly statue looks like it’s destined to end up on a spike to ward off other Luke Kellys?
The story behind Dublin’s two new Luke Kelly sculptures (Irish Times)
Pics: Irish Arts Review/Dublin GAA
UPDATE: Thank You For The Days