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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Beyond Shepard Fairey

"Beyond Shepard Fairey: The many, many faces of Barack Obama," a Los Angeles Times online slide show, reflects on the President-elect's influence on artists worldwide.

Portrait by Yan Pei-Ming at Art Basel Miami Beach, 2008.

Street art, Los Angeles, November 5th, 2008.

"Man from Illinois" by Scott Siedman, 2008.

Painting of Obama by Kurt Kauper at Art Basel Miami Beach, 2008.

6 comments:

only a movie said...

Cool!

Cristin said...

still getting chills....

erin@designcrisis said...

The Thomas Hart Bentonesque portrait of Obama working in the fields might -- just might -- be a little over the top.

OMG, Shepard Fairey is on Colbert right now!!!

Raina said...

Erin, I agree but I had to throw at least one questionable piece in the discussion.

erin@designcrisis said...

ps, I've never seen Fairey in person before, and he's totally hawt!

I was also going to call out the Superman piece as a little too too much, but then I read it was street art, which made it much more charming and magnificent.

PutzFrau said...

Shephard Fairey was on the Colbert Report last night. I didn't think he did interviews but apparently not.