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Bay Area Artists Create Bernie Sanders Mural in Oakland



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    The mural will be added to following the June 7 California primary.

    Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders have painted a giant mural on Grand and Magnolia streets in Oakland depicting the presidential hopeful. 

    The large piece features Sanders' trademark glasses and unkempt hair surrounded by stars. It is aptly colored red, white and blue. 

    Several artists are working on the mural, which is located on private property and is owner-approved. The rendition currently up is temporary, the painters said, and will be added to following the California primary election on June 7. 

    Around June 13, Chor Boogie, an acclaimed muralist located in San Francisco, will add to the current design. The final piece is intended to make a statement about the repercussions of money in politics and the "political revolution" underpinning the 2016 presidential election. 

    "We wanted to do something that would reach out to the people who are not necessarily your super voter or political savvy types," said David Karabelnikoff, who is organizing the mural project. 

    You can stay up-to-date with the mural through the artists' Facebook page. 

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