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The center of art commerce has moved to Miami this weekend. The art fairs bring us tons of emails nattering for attention. This one, with its image of our forthcoming faithful leader worked for us. Maybe we’re turning into silly teenage fans, but we were both happy to look at this image! It gives us hope at this moment of national failure–both because at last there will be some competence in the White House and because the triumph of the commercial side of art is also about the triumph of prosperity for artists.

Here’s the email text:

MR. BRAINWASH UNVEILS OBAMA SUPERMAN MURAL AT SCOPE MIAMI 2008

One of Los Angeles’ most prominent street artists, Mr. Brainwash (a.k.a. Thierry Guetta), has created a mural of Barack Obama as Superman for SCOPE Art Fair Miami 2008. The French-born artist will also be presenting a large-scale, non-commercial installation sponsored by the SCOPE Foundation.

Of course, I don’t know that Mr. Brainwash’s goal was to paint a superhero. Maybe he has his tongue firmly in his cheek. After all, his name is Mr. Brainwash.

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art basel miami 2008, barack obama, mr. brainwash

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