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President & Mrs. Obama like art.  That they seem to have a wide breadth of knowledge and specific interest in 20th-century abstractionists was a more surprising revelation.


The president appears set to update the 19th-century focus by introducing bold, abstract works to the White House collection – including a lead relief sculpture by Jasper Johns, a large-scale Diebenkorn from his “ Berkeley ” series, and works from Robert Rauschenberg and Ed Ruscha.  The link below courtesy of the Wall Street Journal expands upon more specific additions as well as details on the distinctive curation of the White House Collection:


 


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203771904574175453455287432.html


 


 

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