'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
In a world flooded with images, artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald show that painting can still shape American history.
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
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
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, […]
It's hidden in the dress.
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
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.
Two African-Americans, Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, were commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery for the official Obama portraits.
The paintings are a departure from more staid portraiture. Artist Kehinde Wiley painted the former president; Amy Sherald captured the former first lady.
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
First Lady Michelle Obama's portrait by Amy Sherald was also revealed before an eager room filled with journalists, politicians, and movie stars
The nation's first African-American presidency is marked by two prominent African-American portraitists
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.
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 […]
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.
Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald are both up-and-coming portraiture artists.
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.
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 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