Obama and Cameron Exchange Art Gifts

twenty_first_century_cityThe President of the United States and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom met for the first time at the White House and what better thing to do but to exchange gifts.

Prime Minister David Cameron presented President Barack Obama with an artwork by graffiti artist Ben Eine. The art price entitled Twenty First Century City may probably be hanging now in the White House.

In exchange, Obama gave his British counterpart with a modern art by renowned post-war painter and pop artist Ed Ruscha. The piece, which is entitled Column with Speed Lines, was chosen because of its red, white and blue colors, the predominant colors in the British and American flags.

Other gifts that were exchanged include Hunter Wellington boots for US First Daughters Malia and Sasha. Cameron’s son, Arthur Elwen received a DC United Kit.

The two leaders met in the recent G8 summit last month in Tokyo, where they made a bet on who will win the match between England and the United States during the first round of the 2010 South Africa FIFA World Cup. That match ended in a draw, 1-1.