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.
Barack Obama by Megh Raj Thapa. Available at smmoa.org (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 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.
These 2012 versions show a more mature Barack.
This portrait of Bo Obama by Baba is available at NepalDog.com 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 NepalDog.com.
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.
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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.
HOW TO ORDER
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or find out more at www.NepalDog.com.
Let's keep these artists painting.
American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.
Hello from Dogmandu!