Portraits of Power

January 18, 2009 § Leave a comment

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Richard Avedon took photos of significant American politicians for over five decades. More than 200 of these portraits can be seen at the Corcoran through January 25th. Obama expressionless, passport-like shot is the highlight of these last days of the show, just in time for his inauguration. The photo was taken shortly before Avedon’s death, in 2004.

(more)Art for Obama

October 3, 2008 § 4 Comments

Dorothy’s Gallery is organizing an exhibition / event in favor of Barack Obama with the support from Democrats both in France and in the US. Le Comité Français de Soutien à Barack Obama, comprised of 5000 members (such as Bernard Henry Levy, Duhamel, Frédéric Mitterrand, Jack Lang, Richard Serra,…) is an equal partner of the show. Several cartoonists, from the Canard Enchainé and Charlie Hebdo, will participate. The list includes Honoré, Tinious, Wolinski, Charb, Wozniak, Riss, Jul, Honoré … along with other American cartoonists. I got this information here.

Art for Obama

October 2, 2008 § 3 Comments

Dawoud Bey – Barack Obama, 2007 30″x24″ Archival Pigment Print

It’s tomorrow: ART FOR OBAMA is an online auction of photographs to benefit the Obama Campaign. Fifty of the country’s most prominent artists and photographers have donated their work for this cause. All proceeds will be donated in strict accordance with the regulations of the Democratic National Committee and the Federal Election Commission. A good cause and, maybe, a good bargain.

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