Let me start this thread by saying that I appreciate a wide variety of art, and that I also appreciate the leadership of a President in shining a light on alternative views of art. Barack Obama’s purchase and borrowing of avant-garde pieces for the White House doesn’t bother me a bit, nor does his releasing choices by previous Presidents to galleries so they can be enjoyed by others.
That being said, perhaps this Edward Ruscha piece, I Think I’ll …, may not have been the most inspired choice for a politician — especially one who keeps reneging on promises made on the campaign trail, to the consternation of friend and foe alike:
Actually, this may be a good image to remember throughout the rest of Obama’s term.
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