Obama-Lincolns

Ron English puts oversized Obama-Lincolns in Boston.

Here are some pictures of the mural by large scale painter Ron English. It is on Thayer Street in Boston. It went up on July 2, not approved by the City (entirely), and I am informed that the gallery is getting angry calls from the mayor's office.

The mural was installed as part of Gallery XIV's "a politic" exhibit. So if you are in the neighborhood go check it out.

Obama-Lincoln Mural
Photos taken by Will Kerr.

Obama-Lincoln Mural
Ron English

Obama-Lincoln Mural

Obama-Lincoln Mural
People pasted smaller versions, given to them by the gallery, on walls all over the city.

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hungry caterpillar

i'd buy one of these. just for fun of course - nothing serious. :)
i don't think the guy who did these meant much either. i guess he just wanted to say what lots of people were saying.
it might've been sarcastic too.. how everyone thinks so highly of obama.
i have no idea though. i'm just speaking gibberish. :)

hungry caterpillar

i'd buy one of these. just for fun of course - nothing serious. :)
i don't think the guy who did these meant much either. i guess he just wanted to say what lots of people were saying.
it might've been sarcastic too.. how everyone thinks so highly of obama.
i have no idea though. i'm just speaking gibberish. :)

Anonymous from ...

If anyone had bothered to read the Boston Globe article properly or to follow up on the issue, as I did, you would know that the controversy was not over the content of the artwork but that posters that were handed out during the opening were put up around the area on homes, businesses etc. I have personally spoken to the owner of the gallery and they had received only one negative comment about the actual content.

Anonymous from ...

If anyone had bothered to read the Boston Globe article properly or to follow up on the issue, as I did, you would know that the controversy was not over the content of the artwork but that posters that were handed out during the opening were put up around the area on homes, businesses etc. I have personally spoken to the owner of the gallery and they had received only one negative comment about the actual content.

Anonymous

Did you know Licoln owned slaves himself? He didn't free the slaves. He made peace with the south because he was a politician and it got him votes. Knowledge is power.

Anonymous

Did you know Licoln owned slaves himself? He didn't free the slaves. He made peace with the south because he was a politician and it got him votes. Knowledge is power.

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