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Corbyn mural is unveiled on side of pub

Regulars watch Labour leader unveil 8ft-tall artwork at the North Nineteen

28 July, 2017 — By Koos Couvée

The Corbyn mural on the side of the North Nineteen pub

A NEW mural on the side of a pub in Archway depicting North Islington MP and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was unveiled on Sunday – by the man himself.

Mr Corbyn joined regular pub-goers at the North Nineteen pub, in Sussex Way, to view the black-and-white mural of his face. The piece, created by artist Sam Collins, is around 8ft tall and called “The Face of Honest Politics”.

Regulars outside the North Nineteen pub with its new Corbyn mural

Pub owner Tony Cullen, 44, said of Mr Corbyn: “I’ve never seen someone so honest and willing to be accountable. I love that he’s changing the political landscape, moving it to ordinary people away from elites.”

The artist spent a month on the mural, crafted by putting together A3 plywood squares painted at his studio. Of Mr Corbyn’s reaction, Mr Cullen said: “Jeremy seemed very embarrassed, but he said [he] appreciates the quality of the art – said it really captured him.”

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