A MURAL of the picture of Bernie Sanders taken during Joe Biden’s inauguration has appeared in Dublin.
Sanders went viral on social media after he was spotted sitting casually while the Irish-American Democrat was sworn-in as the 46th President of the United States.
The 79-year-old, who was dressed in relatively casual clothing at the event, ended up becoming a viral meme in the wake of the ceremony, with fans across social media coming up with any number of creative riffs based around the image.
Now a painted mural, depicting Sanders’ iconic pose, has appeared in the Irish capital.
The painting is the work of Irish actress and artist Emmalene Blake.
Sanders has yet to comment on the appearance of the mural though it will likely be well-received by the Democrat.
The veteran politician has already put his new-found social media fame to good use after raising $1.8 million for charity through the sale of merchandise featuring the popular picture.
Sanders has donated the money to a variety of charities including the Vermont branch of Meals on Wheels and the Vermont Parent Child Network.
“Jane and I were amazed by all the creativity shown by so many people over the last week, and we're glad we can use my internet fame to help Vermonters in need,” Sanders said.
“But even this amount of money is no substitute for action by Congress,” he said, referring to efforts to pass a Covid-19 relief package.
“I will be doing everything I can in Washington to make sure working people in Vermont and across the country get the relief they need in the middle of the worst crisis we've faced since the Great Depression.”