Have to give a shout to Supertouch for this info. Looks like the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest and most respected museum, is in talks to purchase Shepard Fairey’s giant Obama portrait for their National Portrait Gallery. The piece was created for the Manifest Hope gallery show, and it carries a $75,000 price tag. Word is the museum is close to raising this figure through donations, so this may be nearing reality. This is a huge step for street art, and the poster/print scene in general. Told you the Obama art campaign was a big deal.