Kehinde Wiley’s painting is full of historical art references says Kim Sajet, the director of the National Portrait Gallery
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Artist Kehinde Wiley employed the language of flowers. President Obama’s official portrait uses flowers to tell his story. Infographic by Tom McNamara The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. is full of familiar faces.... The post The botany in Obama’s official portrait...
Richard Johnson at Page Six writes:Sources say artist Kehinde Wiley — who painted the former president before a background of greenery and flowers — has studios in China and produces most of his work there. "It’s his base of operation," said art critic Charlie Finch, who has known Wiley and appreciated his talent since they were students at Yale. Show More Summary
I found the whole unveiling of the Obama portraits by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherrald and the subsequent reaction to be quite fascinating. The first official presidential portraits of an African... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
"You don't hire Kehinde Wiley to have a tame painting"
Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday removed an article from his radio show's website that claimed the official portrait of former President Barack Obama contained secret images of sperm. "Controversy surrounding Kehinde Wiley's wildly...Show More Summary
Former POTUS and FLOTUS Barack and Michelle Obamas' official portraits for the Smithsonian Institute's National Portrait Gallery were revealed yesterday. Barack selected New York-based artist Kehinde Wiley, and Michelle selected Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald. Show More Summary
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
Since Obama’s portrait was unveiled, I’ve received a flurry of text messages from outraged artist friends I made while living in New York. No, they weren’t outraged because they saw Kehinde Wiley’s other painting that feature black women...Show More Summary
Kehinde Wiley, the artist behind Barack Obama's official presidential portrait, is known for two paintings that depict black women holding bloody knives and the severed heads of white women.
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
It was probably only a matter of time with the #MAGA crowd. As a response to the unveiling of former President Barack Obama’s official portrait, pro-Trump trolls launched a smear campaign against artist Kehinde Wiley, claiming a painting...Show More Summary
Jimmy Kimmel weighed in on the Obama’s official portraits for the Smithsonian and Donald Trump’s refusal to publish the Dem memo rebutting Devin Nunes’. Former President Obama’s portrait, by artist Kehinde Wiley, is not the traditional man posing in front of desk. Show More Summary
Two African-Americans, Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, were commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery for the official Obama portraits.
Vinson Cunningham reviews Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of Barack Obama for the Smithsonian.
The paintings are a departure from more staid portraiture. Artist Kehinde Wiley painted the former president; Amy Sherald captured the former first lady.