a giant mural of greta thunberg has been unveiled in san francisco

a giant mural of greta thunberg has been unveiled in san francisco

argentinian artist andrés petreselli, otherwise known as cobre, has created a 60-foot tall, 30-foot wide mural of swedish teenage environmental activist greta thunberg. the artwork was unveiled today (november 12) in downtown san francisco this week overlooking passers-by on mason street near union square.

a giant mural of greta thunberg has been unveiled in san francisco

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cobre, who is known for his hyper-realistic portraits, was approached by environmental non-profit one atmosphere to create the mural about a year ago. the organization had seen the artist’s other work, particularly his mural of american actor and comedian robin williams.

a giant mural of greta thunberg has been unveiled in san francisco



greta thunberg first became known after striking from school in august 2018 when, at age 15, she began spending her school days outside the swedish parliament to draw attention to the issue of climate change. since then, she has inspired millions from around the world to join her in protesting against inaction on global warming.

a giant mural of greta thunberg has been unveiled in san francisco



one atmosphere helped cobre get permission for the wall and covered the costs of painting materials. executive director, paul scott, said his group hopes it will be the first of a number of works honoring climate-change activists like greta thunberg.


‘if we can amplify her message and get more people involved and listening to what she’s saying, then we’re doing some good,’ he told CNNhe also said that the overall feedback on the mural has been ‘incredibly positive’ and that the most critical reactions were from those who haven’t recognized her.


project info

artist: cobre
organization: one atmosphere
location: san francisco

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