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Obama Crayon Sculpture on Display Saturday

Obama sculpture image courtesy of Herb Williams
It sounds like an elementary school art project gone haywire, but the sculpture of Barack Obama made entirely with Crayola crayons by artist Herb Williams is high concept art. Or so thinks at least one Nashville collector, who recently bought the 4-foot by 4-foot, 150-pound piece for $25,000.

The sculpture features 20 colors and despicts Obama's image over a map of the United States. It'll be on display Saturday through Monday at the Manifest Hope Exhibition D.C. Gallery at 3333 M Street NW in Georgetown. Williams, a Nashville artist, is using the money he made on the sculpture to finance his trip to the inauguration.

Speaking of Obama sculptures, sources tell the Post that New York pastry chef Cakeman Raven will be crafting a large Obama ice sculpture in front of Ben's Chilli Bowl at 1213 U Street NW on Monday between 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

By David A Nakamura  |  January 13, 2009; 1:20 PM ET  | Category:  Entertainment
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