Saturday, 10 January 2009

Obama and Spider-Man

Left: Shepard Fairey - Hope (2008) Right: DC Comics' Spider-Man (2009)The National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC has paid an "undisclosed" sum (translation: "embarrassingly large") for a red, yellow and blue stencilled portrait of US President-elect Barack Obama by street artist Shepard Fairey (CLICK). The gallery should have waited until next Wednesday and bought the DC Comics' Spider-Man Special Inaugeration Day Edition with Barack Obama on the cover and a tale of an imposter taking his place on 20 January. Spider-Man untangles the web (title link). Tip for comic-buyers: this will be a collector's item.


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