Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Artful Home: Eric Rewitzer's Obama Linocuts

Today is all about our country's new President, so I'm just gonna go with it ...

This election seems to have inspired more great art than any I can remember. And while I admit that it seems weird to cynical, government-distrusting, Gen-X me to have the illustrated mug (no matter how handsome) of any elected official (no matter how cool) plastered on one's wall, that doesn't seem to be stopping anyone else. (In fact, the Los Angeles Times just ran an interesting photo essay and article on Obama art in people's homes.)

Among the hundreds -- perhaps even thousands -- of pieces of Obama-inspired art out there are San Francisco painter and printmaker Eric Rewitzer's (aka The Lonely Robot, aka Mr. Annie Galvin) linocut renderings. Above: Limited-edition Inaugural "Prez" Linocut Print, signed and numbered by the artist, $25

For classicists, there's the limited-edition "Yes We Can" Linocut Print, also signed and numbered by the artist and also $25

Check out more of Rewitzer's work right here.

P.S. In San Francisco tonight and feel like celebrating the change of administrations? (And really, no matter how you feel about the election outcome, is there anyone out there who isn't thrilled to see the back of the last one?) If so, stop by Electric Works on Eighth Street at Minna from 6 to 10 p.m. for the gallery's Inaugural Ball, featuring live music, a DJ, dancing, and other merrymaking. The shindig benefits the San Francisco Food Bank, and a $10 donation is suggested.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I will be at Electric Works. Can't wait to celebrate this awesome DAY!

tula said...

yay, leah! what a wonderful day! xoxo

 

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