Born in France, Bernard Bonnet became a United States citizen on July 25, 2007. This made him eligible to vote in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, arguably the most groundbreaking race in that nation's history. Bonnet, a book buyer at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), fervently supported Democratic Senator Barack Obama (American, born 1961), voting in the Texas primary election and caucusing for the candidate on March 4th, 2008. Three days before the caucus, Bonnet attended an exhibition opening at the MFAH, where he created this hand drawn map for his co-worker, Margo Handwerker. A fellow Obama supporter, Handwerker needed directions to the Obama volunteer office on Southmore Blvd. in Houston, Texas. Gift of Margo Handwerker in honor of Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. Commentary was written by Handwerker and received via a museum plaque with complete provenance and description of said napkin (but you will have to visit one of our exhibitions some day to get the full experience).
2008-03-01 : Houston, Texas, United States : Margo Handwerker