Portrait flags Lambie in Obama- like poster
SENATOR Jacqui Lambie has embraced an Obama- esque portrait as her new flag.
Painted by Sydney artist Tania McMurtry for the Archibalds and emblazoned with the tagline “TRUST” by a constituent, the modified portrait yesterday appeared on a media release sent out by the Senator.
The picture – which closely resembles US President Barack Obama’s Hope poster – received attention for its apparent political statement.
But spokesman Rob Messenger said any resemblance was unintentional. “We saw it and we thought ‘ wow’,” he said. Mr Messenger said the picture was adopted to give the politician “a bit of a refresh”.
He said the portrait would be shipped to Burnie after it finished in NSW and would hang in the Senator’s office.