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Liberties with Obama's image?

With a striking font and bright colors, Barack Obama's campaign posters have given politically motivated artists more to work with than the usual red, white, and blue.  But are artists' takes on the images going too far?  


BallotVox--a public media project from PRX that is finding quirky election content from around the web--discovered one graffiti artist who misquotes an Obama speech, perhaps on purpose.


NPR's Bryant Park Project explores the mythology behind the campaign poster's far-off gaze.

And in a Bill Moyers Journal piece from last December, the program investigates Hollywood iconography and the Oprah influence in Obama's campaign.



Nancy said:

Wow, you really scooped this one. An article about Obama images (and their collectors' value) just appeared in yesterday's Wall Street Journal (personal section)--we saw it first here at pbs.org! Keep up the good work.


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