L.A. artist workshop and print studio Gemini G.E.L. is undertaking a big fundraising push for the President this month, selling limited-edition "Artists For Obama" portfolios of prints by 19 artists at $28,000 bucks a pop. Contributing artists include John Baldessari (whose print may have been inspired by the Romney family dog, Seamus), Frank Gehry, Julie Mehretu, Ed Ruscha and Richard Serra among others. Proceeds will go to
the Democratic National Committee, and the Obama Campaign. Between the portfolio's unveiling at Gemini's L.A. location last Thursday and an NYC event scheduled for September 24th at Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, Artists for Obama aims to raise $4.2 million for POTUS. Tickets for the reception on the 24th are $300 per person and $500 for couples. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Check out a complete list of participating artists below as well as few images included in the portfolio:
Double Play: Feelings
Obama Shrine - 16th Century - Obama, Japan
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