KCUR Arts
8:47 am
Fri December 5, 2008

Exhibition Explores Obama Poster Phenomenon

During the recent presidential campaign, Barack Obama, now the president-elect, became a potent source of artistic inspiration. And in this economy, one of the few segments still thriving is the Obama memorabilia business.

Kansas City, MO – Hal Wert is Professor of History at the Kansas City Art Institute. A selection of some of Wert's private collection of Obama posters, including the iconic images of Los Angeles-based street artist Shepard Fairey, is now on display at the H&R Block Artspace. KCUR's Laura Spencer talked to Wert about the Obama phenomenon.

The exhibition Political Persuasion: Street Posters for Barack Obama remains on display at the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute through December 13, 2008.

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