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15 Artists Who Are Feeling The Bern

From Spike Lee and Chloe Sevigny to Killer Acid and Ron English, these artists and performer all stan for Bernie Sanders.

by Annie Armstrong
03 April 2016, 4:00pm

West-End William by Hood Ghandi. Image courtesy of the artist

 

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It’s certainly not a secret that Bernie Sanders is a friend to the arts. He’s made rapper Killer Mike an integral part of his campaign, voiced his affirmation that he would be a president “for the arts and for art education,” and has even compiled on his website a generous (though incomplete) list of 128 artists who support his campaign. The Creators Project took it upon ourselves to help him fill in some of the blanks.

Ryder Ripps

 

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The new media artist has always had a vocal online presence, but it’s gotten louder as he follows and supports the Sanders campaign.

David Lynch 

 

The visionary director came out in support of Sanders today on his Twitter page, and the cult of Lynch could not be more pleased. More like My Beautiful Broken Economy! Ha.

Hood Gandhi 

The digital artist incorporates pro-Bernie gear into his 3D art portraits. “It just makes sense,” the artist said to The Creators Project on why he shows his Sanders colors. 

Shepard Fairey

 

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The man behind the “OBEY” moniker has come out in support of Bernie Sanders. Fairey has been a political advocate before, as he was the designer of Obama’s wildly popular HOPE  campaign image.

Ron English

 

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The comic-book collage artist behind Popaganda art and the anti-consumerism mural on Houston and Bowery in New York designed this Empower US graphic to extended his in-your-face style of political art to the current election.

Spike Lee

This week in Harlem, the legendary director stepped up to speak at a Bernie Sanders rally (along with Rosario Dawson and René Pérez Joglar aka Residente), and declared, “Everybody has to register to vote. We have to vote. And we have to talk to our parents, ‘cause the old generation are on this Clinton thing. We gotta talk to our parents and get their mind right.” Hear the whole speech for yourself below.  

Hans Zimmer

The German composer who just finished up his score for Batman v. Superman officially endorsed Sanders, according to the campaign website. Since the announcement, a wonderful Internet trend has been backing Sanders’ speeches with Zimmer’s dramatic orchestras. If this doesn’t move you, I don’t know what will.

Margaret Cho

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The comedian/designer/musician recently switched from the Clinton corner to supporting Bernie Sanders, and has admitted to Larry King she has a “little crush” on Sanders.

Lily-Rose Depp

 

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Fashion’s it-girl and the current face of Chanel has been feeling the Bern since the get-go, and rallied her generous Instagram following to do the same by posting a statement from Sanders on wealth and income inequality.

Alan Resnick

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The experimental visual artist, comedian, and founder of Baltimore’s Wham City Comedy felt the Bern and posted corresponding emojis to his Twitter account.

Chloe Sevigny

 

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Everyone’s favorite art-house weirdo has put up several pro-Bernie Instagram posts in the past few months, most with the goal of promoting Bernie to a status almost as cool as her own.

Jeanette Hayes

 

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The NYC-based painter is not shy about posting all of her favorite dank Bernie Sanders memes.

Claudia Gold aka Claw Money

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The sassy street artist and clothing designer drew up a pro-Sanders graphic in support of his policy on abortion, and has also bashed Clinton’s feminist credentials on her Instagram.

Killer Acid

 

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The illustrator used his talents to promote Sanders, especially in support of his pet issue of drug policy reform in light of the failure of the war on drugs.

Greg Auerbach

One of the posters available for download. Image via

And finally, LA-based Greg Auerbach has generously lent his screen-printing talents to found his Bernie Sanders Poster Project. The project aims to send Auerbach’s free Bernie Sanders posters Sanders supporters, in a grassroots effort towards campaign awareness and in order to make a “visual statement.” Click here to get involved with the project.

There are a lot of important state primaries on the horizon, so make sure you go get out and vote, no matter who tickles your fancy. Here’s an easy tool for finding out when your state primary is scheduled.

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