Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama’s official portraits, unveiled at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. in February, drew strong reactions. The two portraits surprised everyone with their very original approach. Barack Obama’s vivid portrait, painted by African American painter Kehinde Wiley, depicts the former president sitting on a chair… in vegetation and flowers! He is wearing a suit but no tie. Michelle Obama’s portrait was painted by Amy Sherald, a Baltimore-based African-American artist. Barack Obama said the portrait managed to capture his wife’s “hotness”.
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