He Paints Obama Every Day

Ever since Barack Obama was inaugurated on 20 January 2009, American pop art artist Rob Pruitt has combed through the president’s day and painted his own rendition of it. Now, more than 2,000 paintings surveying Obama’s time in office have been plastered across the walls of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, rendered in red, white and blue. This is not Pruitt’s only daily project. He has an eBay store where he posts one object from his apartment each day. The funds from that endeavour go to a charity at the end of each year. And at the studio, he says people draw on lunch tables and calendars.

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