Spotted on Ebay:”You are bidding on a very rare custom made portrait of Barack Obama as portrayed by contemporary artist and Obama supporter Shepard Fairey. A portion of the proceeds from this auction will go towards the Barack Obama / Joe Biden 2008 Presidential Campaign. Please read the entire description for details about the donation. The portrait is made completely of Lego bricks. The cost of Lego bricks is not cheap. The reserve is set at $600. The cost of the bricks alone was about $130.”
About the artist:
The following information was supplied about the seller/artist “legoman28”. Before bidding, you may want to note that despite the use of his name and image, legoman28 is not Shepard Fairey’s alter ego (as far as we know)…
- I’m a huge fan of Legos.
- I’ve been selling Lego toys on eBay for years.
- I enjoy art.
- I don’t want John McCain to be President.
- Please see my feedback. I am a trusted seller of Lego toys and have been successful selling toys.
- I want to do something good for my country. I am an immigrant. The United States is my country. I owe Her more than dollars can express.
- I donate blood every two months for a study to help develop a vaccine to the bacterium Meningococcus sp.
- I do commissions. I can turn any close up photo of a person into a portrait. Please contact me for further information. I am more than happy to donate proceeds from commissions to the Barack Obama campaign.
- I have more Lego bricks than I know what to do with. Please help me get rid of them by ordering commissions.