New Yorker Gushes Over Portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama

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Official Obama Portraits Unveiled, Toni Braxton Stages Comeback

- uptownbourgeois.com
13 Feb 2018
The official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama were unveiled Monday during a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. Barack's portrait was painted by famed artist Kehinde Wiley while Michelle's was helmed by Baltimore artists Amy Sherald. The official portrait is a longstanding tradition for former presidents. Get more details at CNN , and see the ...

Official Obama Portraits by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald Were Just Unveiled

13 Feb 2018
This morning, Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery unveiled the official, highly anticipated portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama, painted, respectively, by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald. The former first couple and the artists were in attendance at the ceremony, held at the museum, to mark a historic moment: the paintings -- beyond capturing the first black president ...
- hyperallergic.com

Photographer and social historian Terry Dennett dies Barack and Michelle Obama's official portraits unveiled n The Artists Information Company

- a-n.co.uk
13 Feb 2018
Barack and Michelle Obama's official portraits unveiled at Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC Former US President Barack Obama's portrait has been produced by New York-based artist Kehinde Wiley, whilst Baltimore-based Amy Sherald made the painting of Michelle Obama.

See the New Official Portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama by Kehinde Wiley & Amy Sherald

13 Feb 2018
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 12: Artist Kehinde Wiley, and Amy Sherald attend their official portrait unveiling of former U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama during a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, on February 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. The portraits were commissioned by the Gallery, for Kehinde Wiley to create President ...
- bellanaija.com

Official Portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald

- thisiscolossal.com
13 Feb 2018
The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., which was created in 1962 by an Act of Congress, is the only location outside of the White House with a collection of portraits of former United States Presidents. Today, Barack and Michelle Obama unveiled their likenesses, created by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald , respectively. The Obamas selected the ...

Official Portraits Of Barack And Michelle Obama Unveiled

13 Feb 2018
Kehinde Wiley, New York City-based portrait painter who is known for his highly naturalistic paintings of black people in heroic poses, was tapped for the official portraits of Former U.S. President Barack Obama and Baltimore-based Amy Sherald was tapped for the portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama.
- rhythm937.com

Portraits of Obamas unveiled at Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

- cbsnews.com
13 Feb 2018
The portraits for President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama have been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. on Monday. The portraits will hang in the Smithsonian-operated museum where a complete collection of previous presidential portraits also hang.

Official Portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama Revealed

13 Feb 2018
The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, unveiled this morning its commissioned portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama by artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald , respectively. The artworks were revealed in a private ceremony in the museum's Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard as part of the gallery's fiftieth ...
- artforum.com

Obama portraits unveiled, break with tradition

- tehi.us
13 Feb 2018
Olivier Douliery/Abaca PressFormer First Lady Michelle Obama and former President Barack Obama pose with Artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald during the unveiling of their official portraits at the National Portrait Gallery on Feb. 12, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

Smithsonian Unveils The Obamas' Official Portraits And They Are Interesting

13 Feb 2018
Monday morning, the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery unveiled their official portraits of former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle. And while both portraits are the work of avant garde contemporary artists, in this case they might be just a touch too avant garde.
- dailywire.com

The Hidden Political Message of Michelle Obama's Portrait Dress

- politico.com
13 Feb 2018
First, the criticism about the lack of resemblance to the former first lady comes as no surprise to those of us familiar with the work of Sherald, a Baltimore-based artist. While she is best known for her stylized portraits of African-American women, they aren't really portraits in the traditional sense. They depict anonymous subjects, under evocative titles like Miss ...

Smithsonian unveils portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama

13 Feb 2018
While Obama's portrait will be featured in the gallery with other presidents, the portrait of the former first lady will be featured in the museum's "recent acquisitions" corridor. The portrait gallery began collecting portraits of past presidents when it opened in 1968, and began commissioning works in 1994, with former President George H.W. Bush. It started commissioning ...
- the-star.co.ke

John Legend Defends Barack and Michelle Obama's Portraits After Backlash

- hotnewhiphop.com
13 Feb 2018
Just yesterday Barack Obama and his wife Michelle unveiled their portraits at the Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Barack's piece was painted by New York City-based painter Kehinde Wiley, while Michelle's piece was helmed by Baltimore artist Amy Sherald.

Obama portraits unveiled, break with tradition

13 Feb 2018
"She came in and she looked at Barack and she said, 'Mr. President, I'm really excited to meet you and I know I'm being considered for both portraits'," Obama recounted. But then Sherald turned to face her, saying,"'I'm really hoping that you and I can work together'."
- abcnews.go.com
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