- Associated Press - Friday, March 6, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit museum plans to show nearly 2,300 paintings of President Barack Obama by New York artist Rob Pruitt this spring.

The Detroit Free Press reports (https://on.freep.com/1ET4SMy ) that Pruitt started making 2 foot by 2 foot portraits the morning after Obama’s 2009 inauguration and has made one each day since. He plans to keep making them until the end of the president’s second term.

As the project continues, Pruitt will exhibit “The Obama Paintings” created so far at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit starting May 15.

In a statement, Pruitt says Detroit is a “great place to unveil this work.” Detroit emerged from bankruptcy in December and Pruitt says he believes “its problems with employment and opportunity reflect those of the entire country, but greatly magnified.”

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Online:

https://www.mocadetroit.org

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Information from: Detroit Free Press, https://www.freep.com

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