PRESIDENT OBAMA "ONE CENT - BIG CHANGE" MEDALLION
A 2012 MDVANIIISM BY BILLYBOY* & LALA
ON GAY MARRIAGE
"After thirty years of partnership, we have been married this year in our city, Delémont in the Republic of Jura, Switzerland, according to the law, and we are very happy to have had the right to do so. We believe, as a gay couple, that people have the right, without any discrimination, to marry if this is their choice, in full respect of the law. We are proud to bring our artistic contribution to President Obama through this symbolic jewel.»
BillyBoy* & Lala, Summer 2012
ARTWORKS IN HONOUR OF
The Switzerland-based artists BillyBoy* & Lala (a.k.a J.P Lestrade) have created a new Mdvaniiism artwork in the form of a medallion.
This Mdvaniiism, in a Pop Art scale American cent, was created to express the artists' support of President Barack Obama's 2012 endorsement of equal rights in regard to marriage in the United States.
The medallion is the magnified American one cent copper coin on which the profile of President Lincoln has been replaced by that of President Obama and the mention LIBERTY 2012.
« President Obama´s declaration of equal rights for gay people and the LGBTQ community is a political act of courage and intelligence.
In magnifying the smallest coin of the American currency to the size of an Olympic medal, it also serves as a reminder of the widespread problems brought on by the current economic recession»say the artists.
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"All isms are constructions." George Braque
For those not familiar with the term Mdvaniiism, the Wikipedia definition is as follows:
A Mdvaniiism is "anything which evokes Mdvanii but does not necessarily or actually show her or even a human image". ...."Manifesto Mdvaniiism" (is) a Transgressive Queer Art and (they) use this ism as a vehicle to express Outsider sensibilities through the paradox of her Old School acceptability.
Therefore, a Mdvaniiism can be anything glamorous which evokes Mdvanii, anything complimenting the intellectual concept of Mdvanii or anything which the artists give their approbation to. As of the early 2000s they have used a stamp which reads, "Mdvaniiism de BillyBoy* & Lala" and also often stamped, "This Is A Work Of Art" and "Manifesto Mdvaniiism de BillyBoy* & Lala".
For further information on Mdvaniiism refer to Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mdvanii
Anne-Shelton Aaron, art collector and active supporting member of the Democrats For Obama in Switzerland.
A special Limited First Edition Artwork
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