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A Mobile, AL artist is spreading joy in the new year after raising $1,300 dollars for a homeless shelter in response to two Mobile police officers who went viral in a Facebook post for appearing to ridicule homeless panhandlers that they arrested. The artist, Abraham Partridge, created a painting that showed the two officers with their “homeless quilt” and his Facebook followers took it from there. The $1,300 is for the original painting and will be donated to the McKemie Place, a local homeless shelter for women. On top of the auction, 50 prints of the painting have been created and are selling at $40 per print. As of this writing, Partridge said that only about 5 prints remain. All money raised from the sale…

Local artist Abraham Partridge from Mobile, AL is going viral after he created a painting and posted it to Facebook to raise funds for a homeless shelter. The painting was inspired by two Mobile police officers, Preston McGraw and Alexandre Olivier, who ridiculed homeless people they had arrested on social media by creating a cardboard “homeless quilt.” The painting depicts the two officers holding the “homeless quilt” and has “HOPE YOU ENJOY OUR HOMELESS QUILT” at the top. The two officers also have the word “SHAME” next to each of their heads. Partridge explained the reasoning for creating the painting saying, “A couple of local cops decided to make our community look very ugly by making what they called a “homeless quilt” out of signs…

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