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ARTmonday: Ode to Obama in Art

Artwork Featuring President Obama

President Barack Obama, 2004
Martin Schoeller, Camera Work, Berlin (Artsy)

This is the last Monday of Obama’s presidency.

Yesterday the Artsy newsletter promoted its recent blog post on how artists have captured President Obama’s legacy. Artists have a long history depicting political figures and their work impact public perception.

The Obama artwork Artsy features is quite well known, including photographer Lisa Jack’s black and white portraits of Obama as a college coed; Mariana Cook’s much seen photo of young Barack and Michelle Obama sitting on a sofa in their Chicago living room; and of course, Shepard Fairey.

Pulling images from sites with high end artwork as well as sites on which any artist can offer artwork, I’ve curated portraits of our beloved President Barack Obama. Here are 17 Obama artworks. President Obama, we will miss you.

Drawing of President Barack Obama

Obama, 2009, From the series Portraits
Audrey Anastasi, Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn (Artsy)

Santlov Depiction Of Barack Obama As A Rapper

Obama Swag, 2013
Santlov, Avant Gallery, Miami (Artsy)

Photo Of The Obamas Dancing At The Inauguration

President Obama and the First Lady
Celebrity Photography (Art.com)

Mid-Century Modernist Art Print By Joel Shapiro

Go (for Obama), 2012, Joel Shapiro (1st Dibs)

Dot Portrait Of President Barack Obama

Obama Polka Dots, Societystar (Society6)

Pop Art Portrait Of President Barack Obama

Crying Obama, Pure Evil  (Saatchi Art)

Portrait Of President Barack Obama By Amit Shimoni

Obama, Amit Shimoni for East Urban Home (Wayfair)

Abstract Artwork Depicting Barack Obama

Certificate of Authenticity for Freecached: Obama Conspiracies (ELF)
Brad Troemel, Tomorrow, NY (Artsy)

Photo Of Barack Obama As a Rapper

Fabulous Obama, Andy Detskas (Society6)

Bronze Sculpture Of Obama With Big Ears

Obama: An Easter Island Figure, 10/10, 2009
Pat Oliphant, Gerald Peters Gallery Santa Fe (Artsy)

Collage Portrait of Obama With Flag

Barack Obama, Oliver Muth (Artflakes)

Collage Of Obama And A Crowd In The City

November 4th 2008 – Obama, 2015
Stéphane Pencréac’h, Mazel Galerie, Brussels (1st Dibs)

Watercolor Portrait of Barack Obama

Black Lives Matter (Obama), 2016
Kathy Pieper, Fountain House Gallery,  New York (Artsy)

Obama Change Painting In The Style Of Shepard Fairy

Barack Obama, Peter Jenkins (Saatchi Art)

Silkscreen Collage Of President Barack Obama With Newsprint

Obama 3, B. Hill  (Chairish)

Obama Needlepoint Art By Emily Gallardo

Obama cross stitch, Emily Gallardo

Scribbled Drawing Of Obama From Rise Art

Obama, Lizzie Watson (Rise Art)

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ARTmonday: 12 Masquerade-Themed Artworks

I’ve never been to a true masquerade ball. The closest I came is a school fundraising auction I chaired with a Carnivale theme. I have a cute photo of myself and my friend/co-chair, artist Lee Essex Doyle (you can see her Venetian interiors here), but I can’t find it right now. She invited me to a Save Venice masquerade ball, but we skipped it. Oh well, there went my chance.

I started noticing a lot of photography featuring people with elaborate rubber animal masks, which I’ve been putting aside for a later post. As I collected those, all masked figures made their way into my folder. So I’ve pulled out a dozen masquerade-themed artworks, including, a simple linocut of a mask sold on Serena & Lily; a woman masked in sawdust (not quite masquerade-worthy, but you know how I love what I’ve come to call obscured portraits); mod photos that appeared in the New York Times in the 1960s and brought to light by Jonathan Adler; a fashion shot of Kate Moss.; and others.

Enjoy these 12 masquerade themed artworks; perhaps you’ll find inspiration for your own year-end celebration.

Black & White Photo Of Three Women Going To A Masquerade Ball

Gloves and Masks, 1965  •  The  New York Times

Masquerade Photo Affordable Artwork Society 6

Sammy Harkin  •  Masquerade  •  Society 6

Mask Masquerade Ball Portrait By Heidi Kirkpatrick

Heidi Kirkpatrick  •  Masquerade  •  Artsy

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Jennifer Ament  •  Mask  •  Serena & Lily

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Godfried Donkor  •  Jamestown Masquerade IX  •  Artsy

Masquerade Ball Artwork At Society 6

 Courtneeeee  •  Masquerade  •  Society 6

Kate Moss in A Masquerade Ball Mask B&W Photo

Anton Corbijn  •  Kate Moss New York, 1993  •  Artsy

Masquerade Ball Portrait Affordable Artwork

Five Foot Three Photography  •  Masquerade  •  Society 6

Masquerade Ball Masked People Painting

Ann Devito •  Masquerade  •  Saatchi Art

Masquerade Ball Portrait Affordable Artwork

Antonio Jose Guzman  •  Nancy  •  Saatchi Art

Masquerade Ball Portrait Photography

Azarii Gorchakov  •  Mask Graza  •  Saatchi Art

Masquerade Ball Portrait Affordable Artwork

Anna Ullman  •  Woman In Mask  •  Artfully Walls

Masquerade Ball Group Portrait Lady In Leopard Catsuit

Larry C. Morris  •  Leopard People, 1966  •  New York Times Store

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ARTmonday: 16 Pool Artworks

It’s December break. Who’s headed South for a bit of sunshine, sea, and pool antics? I  hope you are enjoying your holiday break, whether you’re ensconced in the snow or situated in warmer climes. Here are 16 artworks of pools, some luxurious, some gritty, including photos, illustrations, and paintings. If you can’t take a swim, just imagine one. You’ll feel refreshed.

Pool Art Affordable Art Palm Springs

pandercraft, Palm Springs, Minted

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Jared Harrell Photography, Palm Springs Pool, Society6

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Eric Zener, GatewayArtsy

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Isca Greenfield-Sanders
Set of 4: The Swimming Pool Etchings (Red Suit Diver)
Artsy

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Poppy Pool, Society6

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Egrin, Pool, Society6

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Way Way Allen, Pool Daze, Serena & Lily

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Yoav Horesh, Bondi“Icebergs Pool Club”, Artsy

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Andreas Gursky, Ratingen, 1987, Artsy

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David Drebin, Trisha By the Pool, Artsy

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Kimberly Poppe, Pool, UGallery

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Kelly Nicolaisen, Pool Angel, Society6

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Thedustyphoenix, Snow Pool Gnome, Society6

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IGHxNGH, Neon Pool, Society6

Pool Artwork From Minted

Whitney Deal, Going For A Swim, Minted

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Ron Mueck, Drift, Artsy

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ARTmonday: 15 Views of America

It’s a long weekend at our house with everybody off for Columbus Day. Not that it’s identified as such, with Columbus now recognized as the savage man he was. Rather, our schools tend to label this national holiday as “fall break.” Works for me. History and politics aside, it’s nevertheless appropriate to look at some scenes of our country, views of America. Here are 15 American landscapes.

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Untitled (Balloons)  •  Ruben Natal-San Miguel  •  20×200

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A Logo for America  •  Alfredo Jaar  •  Perez Art Museum Miami  •  Artsy

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Oregon  •  Luke Gram  •  Society6

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Upstream #1    Nick Allen    Serena & Lily 

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Wide Awake In America  •  Wes Lang  •  VI Gallery   •  Artsy

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life in america is depressing, life in america is hard, life in america is lonely
Zach Gage  •  Artsy

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Yellow Umbrellas I, South Beach  •  Claudia Chloe  •  Artfully Walls

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Traffic Jam  •  Gail Schechter  •  Minted 

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Gun Store, Vernon TX  •  Ed Freeman  •  Saatchi Art

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Light and Air  •  Megan Donnelly    Serena & Lily

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Lifeguard Stand    Stephanie Sherman    Serena & Lily 

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All 50  •  Jon Measures  •  Saatchi Art

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Street Walker   Kevin Russ    Society6

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Miss America  •  Allen Jones  •  Sims Reed Gallery   •  Artsy

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Eastern Washington, cul-de-sac  •  Toni Silber-Delerive    Saatchi Art

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ARTmonday: 14 Apple Artworks

Today is Rosh Hashanah, the first day of the Jewish New Year. One of the traditions Jews observe is to dip apples into honey to signify the sweetness of a new year. In celebration of the new year, here are 14 apple artworks.

Included are self portraits by two of my favorite Boston photographers (I don’t think either is Jewish), Japanese sculpture, a young Mick Jagger (not Jewish), and more traditional apple still lifes. Shana Tovah!

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Apples    Ella Moss    Society6

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All of Eden’s Apples    Elle Hanley    Saatchi Art

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A red apple and so on     Kaoru Ishikawa    Rise Art

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Stephen Sheffield

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Apple    Yulia Luchkina    Saatchi Art

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Apple    Mateo Lopez    Casey Kaplan    Artsy

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Apples    Abigail Moffat    Saatchi  Art

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Apples    Paula Bieninicka    Society6

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Mick Jagger, Paris, 1966    Jean-Marie Périer  •  Taschen    Artsy

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Juicy Apple  •  Lindsay Megahed  •  Minted

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Little Red Riding Sonny    Todd Squires  •  Bang And Burne    Artsy

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The Apple    Gintaras Zubrys    Saatchi Art

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An Apple House    Ceslovas Cesnakevicius    Saatchi Art

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Destinations series  •  Alicia Savage 

And some bonus pieces.
One can’t consider of apple artwork without Rene Magritte.
I saw the Magritte retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
in 1992; a total treat.

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The Son of Man, 1964

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The Listening Room, 1952

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