Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Shepard Fairey's Obama Portrait

Created during the campaign, Shepard Fairey's portrait of Obama is an iconic image, and it's currently hanging on the first floor of the National Portrait Gallery. I stumbled across it last week, and have to say, it didn't look quite like I expected. A mixed-media stenciled collage, you can't see from the image above all the newspapers that form the base, but up-close you can even read them. It's so ubiquitous, that it's kind of anti-climactic when you see the real thing.

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