Elizabeth Peyton Totally in the Tank for Obama

In honor of the Best President-elect Ever and his big night, the New Museum has just announced that it is adding a new painting of Michelle Obama to its fantastic exhibition Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton. Showing the future First Lady and her daughter Sasha listening to Barack speak at this summer’s Democratic National Convention, the work will be hung today in the museum’s fourth-floor gallery.

For more on the building’s architecture, see “Captains of Industry.” For more on Elizabeth Peyton, be sure to read the recent New Yorker profile (registration required).

Live Forever is at the New Museum through January 11, 2009; 235 Bowery, New York, (212) 219-1222, www.newmuseum.org.

Image courtesy Gavin Brown Enterprise

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