Greta Thunberg mural being painted in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg will soon be staring down at pedestrians in the heart of San Francisco where an artist is painting a massive mural of the Nobel nominee.

SFGate reports Friday Argentine muralist Andres Iglesias, who signs his art with the pseudonym Cobre, is set to finish the artwork in Union Square by next week.

Iglesias tells SFGate he is donating his time to complete the work and that he hopes the mural helps people realize “we have to take care of the world.”

He also painted a mural of Robin Williams in downtown San Francisco that has since been demolished.

Cobre had been searching for a building downtown for a new mural when he was approached by environmental non-profit One Atmosphere.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com

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