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Obama Poster Show: Go Tell Mama!

April 9, 2009

Again, on the screen printing kick… a must see in Chicago: The Officially Unofficial: Inspired Art for Obama.

April 1-May 31, 2009 at Chicago Tourism Center
72 East Randolph Street, Chicago

Tom Lucas, my instructor at Lill Street, had CRO’s (Ray Noland) work in the studio which I recognized from the corner of Milwaukee and Halsted…it was the Harlem Globe Trotter basketball with “Obama 08” in it. This is the artist! Officially Unofficial is an exhibition of prints, posters, photographs, and videos that emerged in 2008 as icons of the art movement in support of Barack Obama for President. 

Curated by Chicago designer Scott Thomas, former Design Director of the Obama Campaign; Chicago artist Ray Noland; and Nathan Mason, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. The exhibit feathers the official Obama ’08 campaign materials as well as independent work by more than 100 artists and designers including Ray Noland’s “GoTellMama!” poster series, Shepard Fairey’s now iconic “Hope” poster (see my post about his work), and Sol Sender’s Obama ‘08 logo and branding. This exhibition is made possible with support from Ken Harman/Obama Art Report and Hal Elliott Wert/Kansas City Art Institute.

The Officially Unofficial Site
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