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Folk Art Obamas

I have been busy getting the artists to paint more than their usual cats, dogs and bunnies.

A select few have been trying their hands on portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama.

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Dilip Niroj did a nice job on his portrait of President Obama.   These are hand painted on metal and thus is a little shiny in the photograph.

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Sufraj Khadka's work in progress of Barack Obama is looking good in this very early version of the portrait.  

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This year, for the very first time, I am commissioning a limited edition series of the lovely Michelle Obama as well.   Here, Suf has just begun to outline her portrait.

The Santa Monica Museum of Art has again requested exclusive rights to sell this collection.

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Jit Gurung forgot the final 'S' in Obama Cares, but he has already corrected that for me.   I notice that all three works in progress of the artists include his lapel pin of the American flag.   I seem to remember that there was a huge flap about his not wearing the pin during one of the 2008 debates against John McCain.   I guess he is no longer taking that chance!

If you would like to know more about the Folk Art Obama series please click on a previous post that chronicles the story of the Nepalese Folk Art Obamas.

Stay tuned for more about Folk Art from the Himalayas.   In the meantime, you can always catch the NepalDog Channel on YouTube.    You might like the Nepali Folk Music too.

Danger Dogs from Nepal is a Fair Trade art project which promotes the dying art of signboards in Nepal.

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I am now taking custom orders for the current Nepal Art Dog trip.  See how to order.

Send me a photo of your pet and I will give it to three Nepali signboard artists who will paint your pet's portrait on metal.  You choose which one you like best and three people get fair trade work.   The extras will be sold at art museums and art galleries.

Danger Dogs are handpainted signs painted on (often recycled) metal in Nepal.   Each piece is approximately one foot square (though some artists insist on different sizes) using synthetic enamel.   They can be hung indoors or out.

This hand-painted art form is fast disappearing in Kathmandu, as it already has in most parts of the world.   I pay fair trade wages, the artists get to paint again, pet lovers get a choice of three paintings for each commission, three people get work, and I get to help Nepali artists make a living.   Everybody is happy.   Rescue dogs from America get to rescue artists from Nepal!

You tell me what you would like it to say!

Your satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front.   All artists get paid in any case.   You pay only if you like one  (or more) of the portraits of your pet.

Please contact me if you need a special present, as after making over 2250 of these art pieces I have just about every breed imaginable.   Please write me at ampage1@gmail.com with any requests or questions. 

Micro-finance through art patronage.  

Give someone you love a portrait of someone they love - and support art from the Himalayas -- Dogmandu.

 Visit the NepalDog.com website.

 

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