Artist capture the essence of the former president and first lady.

Barack And Michelle Obama Attend Portrait Unveiling At Nat'l Portrait Gallery

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The former first family finally revealed their portraits that will be displayed in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.


Artist Kehinde Wiley painted the portrait of the 44th President while Amy Sherald pained the former First Lady.


Wiley who is known for showing vibrant colors decided to paint Barack using the national flowers of Kenya, Hawaii, and Illinois to show the different parts of himself and those who try to claim him. Sherald is known to use grey to replace black skin to “take away the assigned color” of her subjects.

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