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Iconic Barack Obama portrait hung at the National Portrait Gallery

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WASHINGTON--The iconic "Hope" mixed media collage of Barack Obama by artist Shepard Fairey was aptly hung on the "new arrival" wall at the entrance of the National Portrait Gallery on Saturday.

The painting was a gift of Tony and Heather Podesta in honor of Tony Podesta's late mother, Mary. Tony and his brother John, a co-chair of the Obama transition team, grew up on Chicago's Northwest Side.

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