10 Aug, 2010

Ben Eine’s gift to President Obama

Posted by: admin In: Art of the State

Yes you read that headline right. In a strange turn of events that probably has left Ben Eine thinking he may have entered a parallel universe a painting of his has apparently ended up in the mits of US President Barack Obama via David Cameron and his wife Samantha. ‘Twentyfirstcenturycity‘ by Ben was given as part of a gift exchange between the two men after Ben was asked and he “had a bit of think about it and thought: yeah, I suppose so”. According to the Times he added “I would definitely not have done it for Bush”.

It’s not such a stretch as it first seems – Samantha Cameron works in the luxury goods sector and Ben recently allowed his font to be used by a top end handbag designer. 

I was trying to work out what I thought about the whole thing this morning – should he do it, what does it do for his credibility and then I remembered that I’m just writing a blog and it really doesn’t matter a jot what I think. If its good for Ben then I guess I’m happy. But I would have been more than happy with the two fingered approach too.

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