Obama’s serves coffee and milk at the White House, I Think, Maybe


Joshua Johnson, Mrs. Abraham White and Daughter Rose, ca. 1808-1809
An African American Painter, ca. 1763-1824 – Folk Art

According to the Wall Street Journal, the American President Mr. Obama and the first lady have embarked on rotating the Art in the White House. This decision has sent ripples through the Art World as requests for new art has been tendered to museums, galleries and Art collectors to whom the Obama’s would like to have their art pieces on loan reflecting a wider cross section of Modern art works made particularly by African, Asian, Hispanic and female artists who are American. This is a departure from the White House’s 19th century pastorals, still lifes and portraits oils which hung in the White House’s public spaces. The art theme of the President’s four year term is Modernism expressed by colour abstraction through swipes of bold tones. Already, the Obamas have borrowed Ed Ruscha’s ‘I Think I’ll…’ (1983) from the National Gallery.

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Contender in the top five, Spike Lee, film still , She’s got ti have it

The President must decreed to under the constitution that any representation in Art should carry the notion of America first in its best possible light, and not be divided by one’s ethnicity to bias extremes. This may be viewed as trampling on the rights to whom he represents. We the People….. #1

Public spaces five choice for Modern works in the White House

1. Kara Walker small print of cut work

2. Geogia o’keefe – Painting

3. Michael Jackson and Bubbles, ceramic copy – Jeff Koons

4. Jean-Michel Basquiat – Painting on wood

5. Ansel Adam – Landscape – photography

#1 The president can hang whatever he wants in the residence and offices, including the Oval Office, but art placed in public rooms, such as the Green Room, must first be approved by the White House curator and the Committee for the Preservation of the White House, an advisory board on which the first lady serves as honorary chair. –Wall Street Journal – Changing the Art on the White House Walls

Clementine Hunter

Clementine Hunter, The Pole Watchers, 1948

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