Monday, February 17, 2014

Monday Mural: the vendor


The People of Oakland is an ongoing series of murals by father and son team Mike and John Manente. The murals feature various homeless people in Oakland, and are painted on the side of the Haley Law Office building at the oddly-shaped intersection of Clay, 17th Street, and San Pablo Avenue.  The Vendor is the 3rd in their series.

Welcome to Monday Mural:  if you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You get to decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to the mural finds posted this week.

17 comments:

  1. It's sad to know they are homeless. Father and son are pretty talented.

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  2. The Manentes will never run out of subjects. The way the economy is going it has become so easy to fall into poverty.

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  3. really a nice Mural painting even if about something sad... have a good week..
    ciao

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  4. A real strong portrait. I like it.

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  5. Now that's a real work of art! The artists have captured this man perfectly.

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  6. What a wonderful mural this is! Great project that highlights some of the real people of your city and gives them the dignity they deserve.

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  7. Mike and John make a good team, that's a fantastic portrait mural. Being homeless at any time would be dreadful but in the weather you've been having, life threatening I should think.

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  8. What a great idea for a series of murals.

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  9. Stunning portrait, this one. Strong!

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  10. What a great idea for a mural series.

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  11. That is wonderfully done. I wouldn't want my face up on the side of the building though.

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  12. Such a wonderful idea for a series!

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  13. Great painting! By the way, have you ever shown the Paramount Theater?

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  14. They do a really good job with those murals. Nice.

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