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  Twitter Drags Obama Portraits: ‘Yikes, That’s Awful’
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Last EditedScott³  Feb 13, 2018 09:19am
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AuthorJon Levine
News DateTuesday, February 13, 2018 03:00:00 PM UTC0:0
Description“Critics blast images as bizarre and unrepresentative of the first couple”

“The official portraits of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were unveiled Monday at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.

President Obama’s portrait was painted by Kehinde Wiley, a Yale-trained artist known for his depictions of African-American subjects. The painting shows the former president sitting pensive in a brown chair amid shrubbery and flowers.

The First Lady was done in a more muted style by the artist Amy Sherald and depicted her sitting, with a Mona Lisa-like expression, gazing out beyond the canvas.”
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