Last month, news broke that the Obamas are installing an art gallery in the White House, which would mean turning the family dining room on the ground floor into a space for contemporary art. The dining room seats 130 people and hosts a fair amount of events, making it an important place to now include a gallery. The Obamas have hired designer Michael Smith, who previously redesigned the Oval Office.
As we previously pointed out, Glenn Ligon, Jasper Johns, and Ed Ruscha already have work displayed at the White House. Inspired by Shepard Fairey telling Juxtapoz that if he could put any work in the White House, it would be Barbara Kruger's WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER HERO, we asked some of our favorite curators to share their ideal art piece for this new gallery space. Let's hope they consider these excellent responses.
11 Curators Choose an Art Piece That Should Hang in the White House's New Gallery