Obama, Cosby Mural at Famous D.C. Restaurant Replaced

WASHINGTON — Ben’s Chili Bowl unveiled a new mural to replace the famed depiction of former President Barack Obama and Bill Cosby, which was painted over in January 2017.

The D.C. landmark now displays a mural of Washington Wizards guards John Wall and Bradley Beal, unveiled as the team embarks on its NBA playoff run.

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The mural was unveiled at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at Ben’s Chili Bowl, and Beal and Wall were photographed posing by their likenesses.

Designed by local artist and Wizards fan Robert Generette III, the new mural will stay up through early May, the Wizards say, at which point work will begin on a more permanent mural.

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Former Ben’s Chili Bowl mural of President Barack Obama and Bill Cosby, painted over in Jan. 2017. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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  1. What happened to the voting on this? I don’t recall Wall and Beal even being on it. Also, the choices made it seem like there would be way more than two people on the new mural. Even so, I like it.

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