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Kehinde Wiley & Amy Sherald Obama Portraits Unveiled

Recently at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, official paintings of┬áBarack and Michelle Obama were unveiled at a special ceremony. For the first time in the gallery’s history, African American artists were commissioned by the┬ápresident and first lady for the portraits with Kehinde Wiley working with the Mr. Obama and Amy Sherald capturing Mrs. Obama’s likeness. In these charged times, it was especially fitting to choose artists in which the politics of race have figured prominently in their past work. Photo credit: Gabriella […]