The New Museum
has enjoyed a terrific response to its Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton
exhibit, the first American retrospective of the artist's work, and two teeming floors of Peyton's Hockney-style portraits of cultural icons like Marc Jacobs, Kurt Cobain and Georgia O'Keefe.
And though the show has drawn huge crowds and notable press
, the Museum is still hanging onto what could be its curatorial ace in the hole: a portrait of Michelle Obama (at right, via W
) that will only join the exhibit if Obama wins tomorrow.
If that happens, Peyton's rendering of the brand new First Lady and her daughter Sasha would hang in good company -- featured works include a tender portrait of Jackie Onassis and John F. Kennedy, Jr.
See the gallery for more of what's currently on show. The exhibit will run through January 11. The New Museum is at 235 Bowery, New York, NY.