Hope is upholding its iconic status by appearing in 'The Guardian'
One of the sure signposts that an image is, or has become iconic and very well-known, is when it has been used by a cartoonist or satirist as the basis of a cartoon. The reason for this, is, of course, quite simple, the audience has to be able to recognise it.
How gratifying to see that Hope is upholding its iconic status by appearing in 'The Guardian' today (14th January) as a cartoon. In it the figure of Barack Obama personifies Hope, blindfold and desperately plucking at a single string. A wonderful continuation of use of the painting and an affirmation of the importance of it.