Former first lady Michelle Obama selected Baltimore artist Amy Sherald, known for challenging stereotypes through life-sized paintings of African-Americans, for her accompanying portrait.
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic Phoenix Art Museum October 7, 2016 - January 8, 2017 The Phoenix Art Museum is pleased to present KehindeWiley: A New Republic, showcasing the powerful and poignant work of one of America's leading contemporary artists. Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald will be the first black artists to create official presidential portraits for the Smithsonian. We definitely can not wait to see the paintings of the Obamas; they're sure to make us miss them even more. Sherald is represented by Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago, and her work is now featured in a show at the Studio Museum in Harlem. Previous subjects of his paintings have included the Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane, Ice T, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Michael Jackson, and others. Wiley, who is 40 years old and based in NY, is known for painting contemporary male subjects in a style reminiscent of Old Masters portraiture, remixed.
The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery made the announcement on Monday.
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