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Releases: Ron English – “Incredible Barack” Print @ Static Medium

In celebration of the President Barack Obama’s inauguration on January 21st, Ron English (featured) will make available a print of a recent painting of the Commander in Chief. Available exclusively on the Static Medium shop (here) – TOMORROW: Friday, Jan 18th at 10am PST (1pm EST), the master of Popaganda has held back a private reserve of his “Incredible Barack” print just for this occasion. This gem comes signed & numbered by Mr. English. It measures 14″ x 20″ from an original edition of 30 and will cost […]

Publications: Michael Murphy For Time Magazine Person of the Year Edition

Congratulations to Michael Murphy on this recently completed commission for Time Magazine. The full panoramic view (captured in the animated GIF above) of the sculptural portrait of Barack Obama is featured on the iPad edition of Time’s Person Of The Year edition. Mike’s 66 piece reverse stencil sculpture is reminiscent of the public commission memorial sculpture he created of Stephanie Tubbs Jones in Cleveland a couple of years ago. Take a look at more of Murphy’s stunning 3D work here, including the Chuck Close portrait he […]

Obama chooses modern art for the White House

Soon after Barack Obama took office, a rumor began flying around the art world that the president and first lady were planning to redecorate their personal living space within the White House with works of modern and contemporary art. Apparently, a little known perk of being President of the United States is that you get to use the Smithsonian, National Gallery and other DC museums as your personal collection. This week, the list of pieces that the Obamas will be borrowing was announced, and it […]

Studio Visits: Shepard Fairey – “Obama Campaign”

In anticipation of Shepard Fairey’s upcoming retrospective at the Andy Warhol Musueum in October, we thought it would be appropriate to dip into our vault and give you a little gem we’ve been saving for the perfect time. Last November, AM had the pleasure of visiting Shepard Fairey’s Obey/Studio Number One/Subliminal Projects headquarters in Los Angeles a few days after Barack Obama won the presidential election. You would think that Shepard and his crew would be taking a breather and enjoying the fruits of their […]

Rolling Stone’s Obama Cover by Shepard Fairey

The August 20th issue of Rolling Stone will feature a cover with a new image of Barack Obama by Shepard Fairey.  Unlike the idealistic iconic image that a nation of Obama supporters fell in love with, the latest by Fairey incorporates elements that show the situation that the President is currently in. As the artist puts it: “it’s one thing to be running for president and it’s another to be President, and I think this new illustration that I did hopefully captures the complexity and […]

Upcoming: Officially Unofficial – Inspired Art for Obama

Opening this Wed, April 1st at the Chicago Tourism Center, street artist Ray Noland and official Campaign design director Scott Thomas present Officially Unofficial, a showcase of print art inspired by and during the Obama 2008 Presidential Campaign. Readers may remember AM‘s Manifest Hope coverage earlier this year.  Curated in the same vein, Officially Unofficial brings together many of the great artists who contributed to Obama’s Presidential victory, including Shepard Fairey, Alex Pardee, Ron English, Sam Flores, David Choe, Robbie Conal, Zoltron, Eddie, Munk One, […]

Openings: Shepard Fairey’s Obama “Hope” @ Smithsonian: National Portrait Gallery

The Smithsonian Institution has always been considered one of most prestigious museums in the world. It houses some amazing works including the “Portraits of America’s Presidents.” So, what’s a more fitting way to kick off the inauguration weekend than with the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery unveiling and inducting Shepard Fairey’s symbolic “Hope” image of Barack Obama. (previously announced here.) AM was invited to come along all-access and document the historic unveiling ceremony. The elegant brunch reception in the Smithsonian courtyard preceded the unveiling as Shepard mingled with the “who’s who” that […]

Shepard Fairey’s “Hope” – Smithsonian: National Portrait Gallery

Probably the most ubiquitous and iconic image from President-elect Barack Obama’s election campaign enters into the permanent collection of the Smithsonian at the National Portrait Gallery. Appropriately, they plan to hang it up on inauguration day. The purchase was made possible through the generosity of Heather and Tony Podesta who donated money to acquire the art work.  Congrats Shepard. Keep it locked here, as AM will be on hand to cover the inauguration, Manifest Hope, and all the related festivities. Via UsaToday Discuss Shepard Fairey […]

Manifest Hope: DC – Art Contest

As previously mentioned (here), Manifest Hope will be making a pop-up gallery stop in Washington D.C. the weekend preceding the Presidential Inauguration: January 17th-19th. Much like its incredibly successful Denver predecessor, Manifest Hope: DC is offering a chance to participate in the show and exhibit their artwork besides renowned artists such as Shepard Fairey, Ron English, David Choe, and Gary Baseman. Looking to capture the creative energy which fueled Barack Obama’s unprecedented grass roots campaign; this contest will have themed categories: Manifest Change, Manifest Unity, Manifest Opportunity. […]

Teaser: Manifest HOPE Gallery – DC

Get ready Washington D.C., because January is going to be a busy month. Sure, the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama is the big event. But if that isn’t enough, Manifest Hope will be stopping into town. After a momentous “hit and run” show in Denver during the week of the Democratic National Convention, the Manifest Hope Gallery will be making an appearance in Washington before the inauguration (Jan. 17th – 19th). The event will again highlight the artists behind the grass roots movement that helped propel […]
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