DC///NEWS///SHEPARD FAIREY’S OBAMA PORTRAIT INDUCTED INTO THE SMITHSONIAN’S NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
As momentous an occasion in the world of underground art—albeit on a much smaller scale—as BARACK OBAMA's victory on the national stage was the induction of presidential propagandist SHEPARD FAIREY's portrait of our new leader into the NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY at the SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM on Saturday. The first official portrait of the president-to-be recognized in an American cultural institution, Shepard's image shatters the barriers of acceptability of the so-called worlds of "underground" and "street" art to catapult one of its foremost talents to the hallowed halls of history, and forever brightening the school field trips of young museum goers in the process. It's a brave new world out there people, art world 2.0 begins now. HAVE A LOOK:
All photos by Cliff/Nostri Imago...
- 09/02/2014 • OPENING | LADY AIKO’S “SWEETHEART” AT THE OUTSIDERS GALLERY, NEWCASTLE
- 08/28/2014 • STREET LIFE | ENDLESS SUMMER WITH KENNY SCHARF AT THE PLAYLAND MOTEL, ROCKAWAY BEACH
- 08/26/2014 • STREET LIFE | LUDO ON THE LOOSE IN THE CARIBBEAN
- 08/25/2014 • PUBLIC ART | OS GEMEOS GO MASSIVE WITH “GIANTS” AT THE VANCOUVER BIENNALE
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