Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Obama paintings

During the presidential campaign last fall, sponsored an online art exhibit featuring works that somehow embodied or (more likely) illustrated the themes of the Obama campaign. Competition winners can be seen here. Although some of the selected images are not as lame as I'd predicted, overall there isn't any need for most of them. American art and politics can get by just fine without things like that.

Another site offers a collection of Obama art of another sort. contains an assortment of portraits, caricatures, and other images executed by mostly anonymous artists that fit the name of the site just fine.

On the other hand, I found a number of them delightful. Above, for example is our president festooned with a taco hat in the company of polychrome men and women in their underwear. The Mexican flag over the White House might give some people pause, but nobody can doubt the value of all those tighty-whity men's briefs.

Also who doesn't love tacos?

(image from via Andrew Sullivan)

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