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Art Gallery of Nova Scotia celebrates Barack Obama and Family with contemporary folk art portrait

Thursday, August 20th, 2009 | 1 Comment »

Jeff Gray sends in some great news from Halifax, Nova Scotia: ” The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia has unveiled a new addition to the permanent collection. The piece, The Obama Family, by renowned Nova Scotia Folk Artist Bradford Naugler was acquired with funds generously donated by the Art Sales and Rental Society.”

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Obama With His Blackberry

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 | 1 Comment »

“Santa Barbara-based artist and philanthropist Morris Bear Squire created a giant sculptural piece of Obama with his Blackberry, which is now on view at 111 State Street in Santa Barbara, CA”… OK, Morris – I see Obama, but where is this blackberry that you speak of? Update: Amy Dozier sent in some photos with the phone. Thanks!

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Better with butter (what isn’t?)

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 | No Comments »

Reader Jean7 pointed to this yummy sculpture listed in a Fox News image gallery: “Norma Lyon touches up her butter sculpture of Democratic Presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama following a town hall style meeting by the candidate at South Tama Middle School in Toledo, Iowa. The bust was made from 23 pounds of butter. The stop was part of today’s scheduled five-city campaign swing in the central part of the state in an attempt to gather last-minute support before the January 3 caucus.”

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Obama Seated

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 | 1 Comment »

Here, we present the second sculpture submitted by Liz Whelan. This one is a bit more subdue and does not seem to be kinetic in nature. Nonetheless, it is a very fine piece:  “Fired stoneware painted with acrylics and marble dust, 5 inches.”

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Obamathan (Multimedia Kinetic Sculpture)

Monday, June 15th, 2009 | 2 Comments »

Liz Whelan sent in a set of Obama inspired sculptures.  This flirt one called “Obamathan”, features a wired-armed president getting his grove on with several flamboyant dancers: “Multimedia Kinetic Sculpture 10″… Exhibited at the Greenwich House Pottery Gallery June , 2008.” More photos available on Liz’s photostream or jump inside to see a video of the piece in action.

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Lego Prez (form a professional lego sculptor)

Thursday, June 11th, 2009 | 4 Comments »

According to his website, Sean Kenney “is a full-time artist who works exclusively with LEGO bricks.He hopes that children who see his work become inspired to create great things themselves.” I don’t know about the children, but I am feeling a bit inspired to pull the old legos out of the closet.

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Something Wonderful – YWC (Yes We Can) 2009

Monday, April 6th, 2009 | 2 Comments »

Now for something wonderful! This is a sculpture portrait “YWC (Yes We Can) 2009″ was created by Dr. Christian Bahr, MD. who is a plastic surgeon in Berlin, Germany. The attention to detail is amazing. I now know who to look up the next time I need an upgrade! More photos inside.

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