If you’re planning on doing some window shopping this weekend, be sure to check out Barneys, the high-end clothing store on Madison Avenue at 61st Street.
Art students from Brooklyn’s Abraham Lincoln High School have decorated the windows with portraits of Abe Lincoln himself, in honor of the 16th president’s 200th birthday. The installation is a result of the school’s partnership with the New-York Historical Society, which is staging exhibitions about Lincoln all year long.
Once the paintings leave Barneys’ windows, they will go into private art collections, organizers of the display hope. They’re selling the individual paintings for $100 each (see more on Flickr). Proceeds will go to the high school and are intended to help students pay for further art studies, Laura Washington, the historical society’s vice president of communications, told me.