Richard Serra’s voicemail to Barack
Posted by thomas-cummins on 18 Jan 2009 at 03:02 pm | Tagged as: interviews, politics, public art
Inauguration weekend is underway. Kurt Andersen investigates ‘Artists and Obama‘ at Studio360.org. You can find the following interviews there for your listening pleasure:
The Making of an Icon
Shepard Fairey, designer of the iconic red-white-and-blue Barack, and other Obama portraitists admit to riding the Obama wave but fear they might have over-hyped the president-elect to unrealistic expectations.
The departing chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Dana Gioia, was a Bush appointee but he’s down with a Democrat who reads poetry.
Voicemails for Barack: Part IV
Sculptor Richard Serra asks Obama for a Culture Minister as well as for a grassroots art movement.
- Shepard Fairey’s Obama Poster
the first mistake obama is making in all this is trying to sell this package as “stimulus”… it’s more accurately the neo-marxist platform he campaigned on and is simply trying to make good on…
then there’s the fear angle, as we hear terms such as “crisis” and “catastrophe” if we don’t do this package in it’s present form, right now… nothing new here, fear is a proven advertising tactic, used effectively of late for the wars on terror and global warming…
what happened to the “hope”?