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"I am relieved I can pay back my school loans": A Profile of Artist Amy Sherald

'Alex Wagner profiles Amy Sherald, the artist whose painting of former first lady Michelle Obama was unveiled this week at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.' -- CBS Sunday Morning

The Obamas Wrest Presidential Portraiture From Its Traditional (White) Trappings

In a world flooded with images, artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald show that painting can still shape American history.

Artists behind the Obamas' portraits also have some pretty incredible Instagrams

History was made and rules were broken when former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama commissioned Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald respectively to paint their likeness for their Smithsonian presidential portraits.  For...Show More Summary

Obama portraits, in setting and style, reflect first couple’s love for contemporary design

The artworks by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald reflect how the Obamas have championed diverse, modern art The official portraits of former president and first lady Barack and Michelle Obama look very little like the portraits of other former White House residents. Show More Summary

The hidden meaning behind Michelle Obama’s portrait

When Michelle Obama’s official portrait by the Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald was unveiled on Monday, the painting behind the black veil received modest cheers and a round of polite — restrained, even — applause. The crowd of gathered journalists, art critics, and pop culture figures alike didn’t quite know what to make of the finished product, […]

The internet is enthralled by the Obamas' official portraits

On Monday, Barack and Michelle Obama unveiled their official portraits by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald. And as with anything involving an even remotely visual component, the internet made some memes. Some were bad. Some were fine. None were even close to as good as the portraits. Show More Summary

The Mystery of Amy Sherald’s Portrait of Michelle Obama

Doreen St. Félix writes about Amy Sherald’s official portrait of the former First Lady Michelle Obama, which will hang in the National Portrait Gallery, in Washington, D.C.

See the Newly Unveiled Official Portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama

last monthNews : The Lookout

Two African-Americans, Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, were commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery for the official Obama portraits.

Portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama make their debut in Washington, D.C. And they're not what you'd expect

The paintings are a departure from more staid portraiture. Artist Kehinde Wiley painted the former president; Amy Sherald captured the former first lady.

The official painted portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama

last monthHumor / odd :

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery commissions paintings of each outgoing President and First Lady. The Obamas selected a pair of black artists, Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, to paint their portraits, which were unveiled today. Show More Summary

Barack Obama's Presidential Portrait by Kehinde Wiley Is Unveiled

First Lady Michelle Obama's portrait by Amy Sherald was also revealed before an eager room filled with journalists, politicians, and movie stars

Artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald Capture the Unflinching Gaze of the President and First Lady

The nation's first African-American presidency is marked by two prominent African-American portraitists

Obamas Open Up About Their Newly Unveiled Official Portraits

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

At the unveiling this morning, Michelle Obama spoke about her "instant connection" with Amy Sherald, while Barack Obama said he asked Kehindey Wiley "to bring it down just a touch.” The post Obamas Open Up About Their Newly Unveiled Official Portraits appeared first on Hyperallergic.

The Obama Portraits As Artistic Statement

Holland Cotter: "Not only are the Obamas the first presidential couple of African descent to be enshrined in the collection. The painters they’ve picked to portray them — Kehinde Wiley, for Mr. Obama’s portrait; Amy Sherald, for Mrs. Obama — are African-American as well. Both artists have addressed the politics of race consistently in their […]

Everything You Need To Know About Michelle Obama's Portrait Dress

last monthNews : The Cutline

If you saw artist Amy Sherald’s portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama and thought, “Tell me all the things about that gown,” then you’re in luck.

Obamas unveil official portraits by Kehinde Wiley, Amy Sherald at National Portrait Gallery

Former President Barack Obama and wife, Michelle Obama, celebrated the unveiling of their official portraits at the National Portrait Gallery on Monday, as the nation observed the latest art installations.

Michelle Obama’s Portrait Doesn’t Look Like Her. That’s The Point

last monthNews : The Daily Beast

Mark Wilson/Getty Images “It doesn’t even look like her.” That one comment, culled from thousands online about Baltimore artist Amy Sherald’s portrait of Michelle Obama unveiled today at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Portrait Gallery, sums up a familiar response to the public’s often-less-than flattering responses to portrait painting. Show More Summary

Michelle Obama’s official portrait unveiled – leaving former first lady a ‘little overwhelmed, to say the least’

last monthNews : The Newsroom

Michelle Obama has said she was “a little overwhelmed, to say the least” after a major gallery unveiled portraits of herself and the former president. After a sheet covering the painting by Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald was removed, the former first lady looked momentarily startled, before she quickly caught herself and started beaming. Show More Summary

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