Abraham Obama. A Guerilla Tour Through Art & Politics
Edited by Don Goede & Ron English
22.5 x 18.5 cm
Publisher: Last Gasp & Smokemuse
Abraham Obama is an image melding the faces of Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama. It was originally a painting by Ron English and fast became one of the most recognizable icons indirectly involved with the Barack Obama campaign for president. It is the subject of a documentary of the same title. It has been featured on CNN, NPR, and distributed world-wide on the internet. It even has its own song called The Obama Song.
This visual documentary explores the adventure of Ron English's image Abraham Obama and all it encounters on a national and world tour leading up to, during, and after the 2008 presidential election. It begins in Boston and picks up steam in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and takes time at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado. The crew disbands and all continue with the image in their respective cities.