Stephen Friedman Gallery presents internationally renowned American artist Kehinde Wiley?s second exhibition at the gallery entitled, ?In Search of the Miraculous?. This exhibition marks a crucial moment in Wiley?s career, as he sets out to push both his artistic process and social critique in to new territory. Show More Summary
As one of his last presidential acts, Obama chose a queer, black artist as his official portraitist.
As one of his last presidential acts, Obama chose a queer, black artist as his official portraitist. Wiley's colleagues and peers explain why the choice was fated.
"Known for lush, larger-than-life portraits that overlay black street culture with European classical motifs, Wiley is an exciting choice for the presidential portrait. Imaginably, the New York-based artist will have a novel spin on the traditionally formal composition. Show More Summary
The Smithsonian?s National Portrait Gallery announced today that it has commissioned the museum?s official portraits of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. Artist Kehinde Wiley?best known for his vibrant, large-scale paintings of African Americans?will create the portrait of President Obama. Show More Summary
Meet Kehinde Wiley, the Talented Gay Black Artist Obama Chose to Paint His Official Portrait Former President Barack Obama just made history by choosing Kehinde Wiley, the phenomenal artist who gets to paint his official presidential portrait Hornet Stories - Hornet Stories bring you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!
Wiley is best known for his vibrant, large scale paintings of Black subjects.
The artist is known for his majestic paintings of hip-hop figures.
The artwork will be unveiled in early 2018.
The Obamas have chosen Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald: one established artist, one on her way.
After making a name for himself with portraits of Michael Jackson, Notorious B.I.G. and LL Cool J to name a few, Kehinde Wiley has the chance to add perhaps the most famous portrait of all to his portfolio. Former U.S. President Barack Obama has chosen the artist to paint his official presidential portrait. The choice […]
Kehinde Wiley, a gay portraitist known for his paintings of African-American celebrities, particularly hip-hop musicians, will paint President Obama’s official portrait for the Smithsonian, the L.A. Times reports: Wiley, a Los Angeles...Show More Summary
Barack and Michelle Obama have selected Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald to immortalize them in the National Portrait Gallery.
Michelle Obama, meanwhile, will be painted by Baltimore-based Amy Sherald.
The artist’s previous subjects include Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane, Grandmaster Flash, more
Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald Will Be Doing The Job Barack and Michelle Obama have selected two artists that will paint their portraits–artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald have been chosen to execute the task. The official portraits will be
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Next year the portraits of the Obamas will enter the collection of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery and judging by the choice of artists they're sure to be impressive. The post Artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald Chosen to Paint Official Obama Portraits for the Smithsonian appeared first on Hyperallergic.
Amy Sherald will paint Michelle Obama’s accompanying portrait.
Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald are the first black artists hired by the Smithsonian to paint a president and first lady.