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Light blue, dark blue, and red illustration of a photograph of Barack Obama with red text created by artist Shephard Fairey.
The former Senator from Illinois and future 44th President of the United States Barack Obama would start his historic presidential campaign in 2008. Coming off a surprising victory over Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries, Obama would go on to defeat Senator John McCain in the election. A popular image during his election campaign is the red, white, and blue hope poster that was used by many to show support. The famous poster comes from renowned artist Shepard Fairey, who also designed the Andre the Giant Obey logo. Fairey had intended the image "go viral" wanting the first African American President to become a symbol for progress and hope.
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Now on View: Portrait of Barack Obama by Shepard Fairey | National Portrait Gallery. (2020). Retrieved 16 April 2020, from https://npg.si.edu/blog/now-on-view-portrait-barack-obama-shepard-fairey