On Thursday this piece of stencilled graffiti was stuck to the hoarding on Moore St.
It is an adaptation of the photograph of Padraig Pearse surrendering to General John Maxwell
However in the artwork it’s Pearse surrendering to gents in Hi-Viz jackets – a reference to the council workers or project workers that are renovating the building. It’s hard to know what is really being said as the notion and protests are no surrender to the possible council plans whilst the image is of a surrender. The other thing that is peculiar is the signature to the side of it – yes Banksy – no I don’t think so either – He doesn’t sign his pieces (or at least hasn’t done so in a while). It’s a pity really ’cause it’s a lovely piece in its own right, without somebody trying to boost the signal.