Reichert's caricature of Obama

Israeli cartoon featured in Times Square

Caricature depicting panhandling Barack Obama graces Reuters building after winning international competition; 'it's mind-boggling,' artist says

A caricature by Or Reichert of Rehovot was selected to grace the Reuters building located in New York's famed Times Square.


The cartoon, which features a panhandling US president under the caption "Obama presents: New Deal Emergency Plan" – a reference to the global economic meltdown – was chosen as the cartoon-of the-month by the website BuzziNews – Only the Good News in Cartoons.


During the year-long contest, surfers vote for their favorite cartoon each and every month, and then select the all-around winner from the 12 caricatures selected throughout the year.


"This is a step up for me, and I hope I'll reach the end of the competition with the largest number of caricatures and many votes," said the 25-year-old Reichert, who has participated in similar on-line international competitions in the past, including a contest that was held in Iran.


"It's mind-boggling – hundreds of thousands of people in New York are seeing my caricature in one of the most well-known and busy intersections in the world; it's almost incomprehensible," he said.


פרסום ראשון: 02.06.09, 10:48
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