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Dubin said he believes art and politics have always mixed.
"[Artists] have a rather prominent voice in Laguna Beach," Hernandez said last week while working on the Obama sculpture at the Democrats' local headquarters. "When I do work, it's not about the amount of money. I think about making history. I think we're going to produce a great piece here."
"To me, it's about the art," Hernandez said. "I don't see this as a political statement. It's just another chance to possibly make history."
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"It's kind of like this synergistic process," Hernandez said. Sept. 29 at Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy. Cost is $65 per person in advance or $75 at the door.
"Artists historically have always been part of some of the visualization of political or social movements, whether that was through serious representations or concepts that political parties stand for or through satire," he said.
Hernandez's bronze casts of Obama's head will be raffled off Nov. 6. at Laguna Beach Democratic Headquarters, 1401 S. Coast Hwy. Raffle tickets will cost $5 each or $20 for Adidas Predator 2018 Messi six tickets. Profits from the raffle will go toward the Laguna Beach Democratic Club.
Dubin's piece adds some humor to the president. The artist included a Kenya pin on his jacket to poke fun at the issue of the president's heritage.
donates his work to auctions anymore, but contributed to Hernandez's project because they had worked together in the past, and Dubin would have some control over how the auction would be run. He also said it would be a way for him to help out the club.
Hernandez has been working on the sculpture since August, and even a foot injury that same month didn't stop him from moving forward with the piece. Rather, he enlisted the help of fellow artists Jessica Destefano and Richard Jones.
Laguna artist Nick Hernandez, who has sculpted several replicas of noteworthy figures such as Chelsea Clinton, is tapping politics for his latest inspiration a sculpture of President Barack Obama.
Hernandez said, although his piece is indeed political, he still just considers it as art.
Hernandez created the Obama sculpture in support of the Laguna Beach Democratic Club, where he serves on the board. Bronze casts of the sculpture will be raffled off at a benefit for the club on Election Day.
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the president. I don't give money to any political cause but the one thing I do have to offer is my skills as a painter."
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