ADW’s Pricks And Mortar show over the weekend was excellent, and seemed to attract a huge crowd of Dubliners over the course of it. What I like most about ADW’s work is that not only is it visually pleasing, it often packs a punch and has something to say. His ‘Blues Brothers’ image of Cowen and Lenihan on the eve of a budget made its way across European newspapers for good reason, and indeed his ‘tribute’ to a certain customer of Fagan’s in Drumcondra, depicted with Celtic Tiger facepaint, was another favourite with Dubliners.
One of the most visually striking pieces in the show were the blocks shown above, depicting Monopoly money. Pieces like this complimented the art on the walls nicely, and a bit randomly the concrete blocks were for sale, costing less than a round of drinks. Trusting the brother to never miss an opportunity, it’s in our gaff now. A very unusual and heavy bit of street art indeed!
Well done to ADW on a great show, and long may he continue to redecorate the walls of the capital.