10 Artworks Influencing the 2012 Presidential Election
By Cedar Pasori
The 2008 Presidential Election was dominated visually by a single artwork—Shepard Fairey‘s Hope portrait print of Barack Obama. Despite the controversy that ensued surrounding the source photograph, Hope was widely seen, vastly imitated, and most importantly in retrospect, associated with the candidate who ultimately won. One could argue that the greatest strength of Obama’s 2008 campaign was at the intersection of his visual and digital efforts to connect with voters, and Hope undoubtedly played a huge role.
The 2012 Presidential Election, however, lacks a singular defining artwork. In the fine art world, multiple group exhibitions are taking place that challenge, critique, and support candidates… Read the full article HERE