As our fifth youngest president celebrates his birthday with cheers from sea to shining sea, we made him a present in honor of his 50th. The Internet, as it turns out, is full of Barack Obama-inspired art, and we got it right here — Obama paintings, Obama acid tabs, Obama graffiti and street art, Obama made out of breakfast cereal, butter and gumballs, Obama sponge-bathing nude with a unicorn… We think since Shepard Fairey’s mega-popular HOPE poster is too thoroughly entangled with the president’s image, we’ll leave him out and mix it up a bit. Here are fifty impressive, creative, and WTF?! works of art in the image of our Prez.
Kenneth Tin-Tin Hung
Hom Nguyen (Jordan sneakers)
Hank Willis Thomas and Ryan Alexiev (Breakfast cereal)
Michael Murphy (Nails)
Michael Murphy (Tension wire)
Ninja Obama action figure
Not technically Shepard Fairey, so it’s OK.
Obama LSD Blotter
Juergen Christ (Woodcut)
David Macaluso (Motor oil)
Obama made from 12,784 gumballs.
Andy Magee (Change)
Dang. Looks like Shepard Fairey sneaked one in after all…