MUST-SEE: Artists paint giant Steph Curry mural in Oakland

The Golden State Warriors are the toast of the town in Oakland these days. While the Warriors have always been popular in the East Bay, now they have the MVP in Stephen Curry and are two wins away from becoming NBA Champions. This is an accomplishment that the Warriors haven't achieved in 40 years. 

Curry has been the main star for the Warriors this season and to thank him for his contributions, Oakland based street artists the Illuminaries painted a giant mural of Steph.

Steph Curry is in the streets of Oakland.
Steph Curry is in the streets of Oakland. (Oaklandish)

Tim Hon and Steve Ha are the Illuminaries and KTVU recently caught up with them to find out more about the mural.

They began mapping out the grid for a mural project on the building at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Their goal was to finish the mural by Wednesday evening.

The artist counted out the bricks on the side of the building to map out a grid for their mural, which includes an unconventional portrait of Stephen Curry.

“It's Steph Curry in the pose of Mac Dre, who is a local Bay Area [rap music] legend who passed away a few years ago,” Hon said.

Hon has been a street artist for 14 years. He asked the owner of the building for permission to paint the mural, but he's doing it for free. Some of the paint was donated by Orchard Supply Hardware.

Whoever said art is boring? 

H/T: Oaklandish

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