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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Presidential Commission

Jimmy Carter, acrylic 10x12.5", 2010 Collection of J. Anzalone
Jimmy Carter (preliminary sketch), graphite 8x10", 2010

Here is one of my most recent commissions. John Anzalone of Anzalone Liszt Research commissioned a few portraits of past American Presidents as well as the current president. Jimmy Carter is the first of the initial commissions. I love portraiture and these portraits fall under my affinity for pop culture icons, illustrated in my large celebrity portrait series The Entitled, The UnEntitled which has been posted in earlier entries. In addition to these presidential portraits, Anzalone has also commissioned several graphite portraits of his children. While my political sensibilities are quite antithetical to those of the Anzalone Liszt Research firm, my love for portraiture allows me to enjoy these current commissions quite profusely. Maybe someday I might have the honor of having American Presidents sitting for me. Enjoy - Jared

1 comment:

tlq said...

Very nice...congrats on your commissions you will do a great job for them.