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Barack Obama Art

An article yesterday in Publisher’s Weekly highlighted the demand and popularity of art books. As publishers try to cash in on the booming demand for literary art, it gives a great opportunity to highlight some of the rare and collectible art books here on AbeBooks.com

Art books have long been a major facet of the book collecting landscape, so much so that one year ago collecting art books was the subject of Fine Books & Collectibles monthly feature. This article brings attention to some lovely items such as a copy of James Joyce’s Ulysses signed by Henri Matisse featuring the artists illustrations and etchings.  Art books were also featured by AbeBooks in an article including the works of famous artists Emily Carr, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent Van Gogh.

Possibly the most unique and interesting piece of art on AbeBooks is much more contemporary in nature. For $2,000 there is an abstract painting of current US presidential candidate Barack Obama by German artist Al Schilling. Pictured below, this vibrant painting is certainly unusual and very eye catching. Should Obama claim the presidency, its value may even increase.

Posted by on September 12, 2008.

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