White House goes artsy fartsy

October 7, 2009

The White House announced Tuesday that our FLOTUS has chosen 45 pieces of art (on loan), to be strewn through the Obama private residence, and the East and West Wing.   The First Lady chose a number of pieces from modern artists.  Sadly, Shepard Fairey didn’t make the list.  Neither did these guys!

Although BoL had trouble finding the exact list, here are samples from some of the artists:

"Variant/Adobe" (The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation)

"Variant/Adobe," Josef Albers (The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation)

"Scalp Dance, Sioux" (Smithsonian American Art Museum)

"Scalp Dance, Sioux," George Catlin (Smithsonian American Art Museum)

"I baptize thee," WH Johnson (North by South)

"I baptize thee," WH Johnson (North by South)

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Seeds and Cereal and Wire, Oh my!

September 24, 2009

As BoL waits for the Steel City’s reaction to our POTUS, this seemed a fitting opportunity to share some of the art POTUS has inspired.  In light of the arts tour FLOTUS is planning, what could be more appropriate?

Seed of Hope (Manick Sorcar)

Seed of Hope (Manick Sorcar)

The Final Argument (Creative Commons scheme)

The Final Argument (Creative Commons scheme)

Breakfast of Champions (Thomas and Alexiev)

Breakfast of Champions (Thomas and Alexiev)

Obama art creation (Michael Murphy)

Obama art creation (Michael Murphy)