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...
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.
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.