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Happy Inauguration Day to the Obama family

It was a beautiful day this morning when we had our country's 57th Inauguration.   For those of us who cannot be in Washington for the festivities, perhaps a quick peak at these hand painted fair trade portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama will be in order.


Barack Obama by Jit Gurung  Available at the Santa Monica Museum of Art

Notice President Obama is wearing his flag pin in his portrait.   All portraits in this post are approximately 12"x12" hand painted on metal by a signboard artist in Nepal.

Many of these paintings are also available via the website Folk Art Obama Page.   The price is $300 plus shipping.

Barack Obama by Megh Raj Thapa.  Available at (SM Museum of Art)

These handsome folk art portraits are the second series of Folk Art Obamas.   The first was in 2008 after President Obama's historic first election.   Of the 28 commissioned at that time, I only had 3 left.  Naturally, I commissioned more in 2012 before the election.

Sufraj with his folk art Obamas
Sufraj Khadka high above the streets of Kathmandu with his twin portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama.

Sufraj is very proud of his portraits of the first couple and displays a photo of three of his 'Enlightened President' portraits on the front door of his studio.

More of the Folk Art Obamas on display at the Santa Monica Museum of Art.

These 2012 versions show a more mature Barack.

Obama by Sufraj 2
As compared to the Enlightened Barack from 2008.   Also by Sufraj Khadka.

Of course, it would not be the Danger Dog Blog without including Bo, the Porugese Water Dog that has stolen our hearts.    The chalk lines used to line up the lettering has since been erased. 

This portrait of Bo Obama by Baba is available at for $200 plus shipping.

You can also see the Folk Art Obamas at Nomad in Cambridge near Porter Square on Mass Ave.

If you would like to see the whole collection of Folk Art Obamas currently available, please visit my website at

If anyone would like to commission a portrait of Sasha or Malia, just let me know.


Your pet can be immortalized on metal by struggling Nepali signboard artists whose hand-painted work is being replaced by digital graphics.   Find out how below.

Please check out the Nepal Dog YouTube Channel:

You will be happy you did!


Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for March/April 2013 trip. 



1.   Please send me a photo of your pet.   I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of 3 paintings and three people will get work.   Each painting is about one square foot and is on metal with synthetic enamel paint.   These can be hung indoors or out, be framed or unframed.

2.   Let me know what you would like it to say.

The cost is $250 plus shipping.   Shipping is around $18 per sign (to and from the US).   And 9.75% California sales tax for California residents.  
Pay after choosing your portrait. 
Multiple pets on one sign cost more ($325 for Double, $400 for Triple).


That's it !

Satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front.   If you do not like one of the three, you pay nothing, and the 3 artists are paid in full in any case.   Let me know what you want it to say and that's it!


Send your photo to or find out more at

Let's keep these artists painting.

American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.

Hello from Dogmandu!



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