Survey: Obama Art In DC Museums... and Your Home?

President-Elect Obama is inspiring many artists. Yesterday, the National Portrait Gallery here in DC acquired the red and blue stenciled portrait of President-Elect Obama by street artist Shepard Fairey. This is the first portrait of Obama to enter the Smithsonian Institute's collection. Would you want a portrait of Obama in your home? Survey and more Obama art below the jump...

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Currently up at the Corcoran Gallery of Art is the 2004 portrait of Obama by Richard Avedon. Above left is a Signed BARACK OBAMA PORTRAIT POSTER PAINTING PHOTO limited edition ($44.95). Above right is "Barack, 2008" by Yan Pei-Ming, which was exhibited by the David Zwirner Gallery at the Art Basel/Miami Beach Convention Center in December 2008 (via coolhunting).

Below left is "Barack Obama...Closer. Tuesday November 4, 2008" by Stephen B Whatley. Below right is Crazy barack obama painting via flickr.

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Inauguration Day posters and 1,000 artist- signed prints, designed by Shepard Fairey, are available for $100 and $500 respectively. Proceeds go toward funding DC's Inaugural expenses.

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