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Enormous Same-Sex Marriage Mural Appeared Overnight In Dublin

A massive four-story mural of two men embracing appeared on the side of a building in downtown Dublin this morning.

Irish artist Joe Caslin created the art as a “poignant representation of same sex love in the city” in anticipation of the Irish marriage referendum on May 22.

The mural, which went up overnight, features two local young men and was inspired by Frederic William Burton's 1864 painting, Meeting on the Turret Stairs.

Caslin is already planning a second portrait featuring two young women and is currently looking for the next large building to use as his canvas. The artist says he's not just looking in Dublin though, saying that the same-sex marriage referendum is "not just a referendum for the capital."

Fans of the mural are in luck, as Caslin will be selling prints all weekend on South Great Georges Street, as well as opening an online shop in the near future.

h/t: Towleroad

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