“I’m In Love For The First Time (Don’t Let Me Down)” Obama Art Print by Jon Smith

Wow, looks like Jon Smith came out of hiding and dropped an absolute gem.  “I’m In Love For The First Time (Don’t Let Me Down)” is a meticulously crafted 17.25″ x 17.25″ screenprint on wood, complete with metallic and glow in the dark inks.  It has an edition of only 12, and it costs $200.  Gotta love an Obama print with a Beatles reference.  You can see process pictures here.  If you want one, you should probably not wait around.  Visit the SmithBellCraft Store.

43 Responses to ““I’m In Love For The First Time (Don’t Let Me Down)” Obama Art Print by Jon Smith”

  1. Enough with the Obama prints already…. jeez….

  2. I know what is with all the Obama prints? Seems like everyday there is a new one. I guess he is very inspirational.

  3. Will this ever end? JEESUS CHRIST

  4. I personally think the whole thing is pretty cool. The Obama art movement will go down in history, this I know.

  5. seriously. if they were giving the cash to the DNC, it wouldnbt bother me. news stated that the transition team has already spent $7,00,000 so far since last tuesday and that is out of the DNC’s and barack’s campaign pocket. the mr brainwash really pissed me off because that artist is a french citizen. i hate, yes HATE, artists who are in it for the money. thats wrong IMO.

  6. He is the president of the united states of america.
    And this is a very difficult time for the job.
    This message makes a lot of sense, and it makes sense artists would want to share their voice at this time.

  7. Sorry, “president elect”
    Don’t want yelled at.

  8. Yeah OK – But really this is way over the top now.

    It was cool when it was cool and Shep got there 1st, made his mark .

  9. Is anyone trying for this? If so, any luck?

  10. they wont let you order some sort of error message

  11. is the price negotiable? i’d like one at a lower cost

  12. When I say “cluster” you say…

  13. Gone

  14. Just saw this and I must say, this piece is awesome and speaks to what I’m feeling.

    Sold out by the time I saw it. Congrats if you pulled one.

  15. Yeah really all these fuckin Obama prints. Gimme a break already.

    I mean it would be really refreshing if somebody made an Obama print that captured the cautious optimism that the majority of us have right now and wasn’t just a kiss ass celebratory print….oh wait, I JUST DID THAT!!!!!!

    But anyway, for the people trying to get the last piece I don’t know exactly what happened with store but i figure it had something to do with a bunch of people trying to purchase at the same time. I had one left but no one could put it in their cart for some reason so I made it available to the first person who emailed me about the snafu and manually changed it to sold out in the store.

  16. Quote: “I mean it would be really refreshing if somebody made an Obama print that captured the cautious optimism that the majority of us have right now and wasn’t just a kiss ass celebratory print ”

    Word up. My sentiments exactly… throw a little Beatles reference in there and I’m ready to spend money I don’t have. Nice job on this piece Jon. It’ll probably be the only Obama related art that I will display for a long time to come.

  17. in a certain number of years theres absolutely going to be a coffee table book thats nothing but the massive collection of artwork surrounding this election. this will be in it. its unique and has a unique message and its rad.

  18. Who BE this evil man who maketh only 12?!
    SLAY the Master, I shouteth!!!! :)

    Next time, email me first!!!
    gotoran@gmail.com

  19. and btw, this isn’t the neo-impressionist Jon Smith is it? Based in Florida and born in ’48? If so, do you have your own website?

  20. and for the record I didn’t mean to talk shit in any way about “celebratory” prints…celebration is definitely in order but I just wanted to say something that went beyond that. I guess I’m consumed by the uncertainty of the future.

    I’m just as stoked as anyone about the election but to put it in a sports analogy(which is about the only way i know how to communicate in words): we made the playoffs and that’s awesome but we haven’t won a game in the playoffs yet…they haven’t even started yet. Enjoy the moment, get ready for the long haul.

    I haven’t really typed on the interweb in a while…I feel naked and chilly, I’m gonna go now….

  21. This is definitely my favorite Obama print. It directly conveys the sentiments that so many people are feeling at this point in time. Jon summed this feeling up best with the term “cautious optimism.” Awesome work Jon! With only a few simple words you have managed to capture the sentiments of a nation.

  22. Any chance of getting one of these on the new miracle medium: Paper?

    It tends to be lighter and cheaper than the raw tree form you have chosen.

  23. Agreed–I’d like a paper edition.

    Either that or shag carpet–nobody is printing on shag anymore.

  24. Funny! :D
    I could cut the appropriate size from my mom’s carpet and patch it in!
    What a gift.

  25. Please make this into paper form. I def. is one of the best and sums everyone’s feelings right now.

  26. Wow, talk about cynical. For the first time in many years, people are actually inspired BY A POLITICIAN. You’d think people might be a little inspired by that alone, rather than whining like crybabies.

    Art and politics tend to go together, but usually in a more derogatory fashion. I welcome the change of pace. It will probably be short-lived, so get over yourselves.

  27. just think about the number of people that would have never purchased a piece of art…if not for this movement. i think its great! Go Shep! i just hate that its twice as hard to get a print of Shep’s due to EB flippers

  28. just think about the number of people that would have never purchased a piece of art…if not for this movement. i think its great! Go Shep! i just hate that its twice as hard to get a print of Shep’s due to EB flippers

  29. Jon Smith, can you make a second edition soon?

  30. I agree, it would be nice on paper.

  31. After people complaining so much about second editions lately, I highly doubt Jon will be printing anymore of these, paper or otherwise.

  32. These are more like art objects though-and the design begs an official print release.

  33. Maybe he can sell them to just those who want them and not sell them to those who complain?

  34. Well, I sure as heck am not complaining. Just wish I could have gotten my hands on one of these, which would have looked great on my wall. As for the Ebay flippers, there’s two sides. If not for them, few would have the opportunity to purchase on the secondary market. Yeah, they’re profit weasels, but I don’t think there’s any way to prevent it unless the artist wants to spend all of his/her time tracking them down. I still can’t believe that only 12 of these things were created.
    Some folks are DARNED lucky!

  35. I wonder how many minutes before they all sold out. I’d guess about 2.

  36. […] The writing along the bottom edge of the badge are lyrics from the Beatles classic “Don’t Let Me Down”: “I’m in love for the first time. Don’t you know it’s gonna last. It’s a love that last forever. It’s a love that has no past.” Completely disgusting. Only $200! […]

  37. “If not for them, few would have the opportunity to purchase on the secondary market.”

    if not for them, people could buy them the first time around

  38. We’re all happy Obama beat McCain. But he beat him to become the President of the U.S., people. He is “the man” incarnate. He is going to grow the military. He is going to order the killing of innocent people in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He is already selling out to the corporations. Get a grip and grow up and stop contributing to a deeply unhealthy and undemocratic cult of the great leader.

  39. BO,
    Jon is saying he doesn’t want Obama to be like every other “the man”

    I don’t think he was trying to contribute to the cult.
    Simply by using Obama’s image (in glowing metallic inks), and suggesting he might be able to do good, he may have.

    But, I think the scepticism makes this work actually a step in the right direction towards “getting a grip and growing up.”

    Anyway . . . you might consider re-adjusting your level of pessism considering we’re kind of at the bottom of the barrel and accusing everone of too much optimism probably isn’t going to help.

  40. ^ I think the overwhelming support for Barack Obama and the art explosion that reflects that are entirely democratic.

    That a community organizer has a shrewd marketing strategy and is inclusive of big business does not make him evil.

    I agree that his rhetoric about the Afghani war and Pakistan is frightening. There continues to be terrible bloodshed there. But I doubt he grows the military (our economy can’t handle it) and hopefully the war in Iraq will end.

    He ran on a platform of change and I’m hopeful that he delivers on that promise. ->>>Don’t Let Me Down, Barack.

  41. Again….

    Where are the profits going to on this – Is this going to support the Obama Fund. I couldn’t see any thing stating so. Maybe me reading to quickly.

    Anyone ?

  42. That idiot works for us. Via the Constitution that statement should be reversed.

  43. Will it be Obama’s fault if he can’t bring change, or our fault for letting him down?

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