Post by iainrenwick (@iainrenwick)

5 weeks ago

▫️▫️FACES ▫️LIFE ▫️TRUTH ▫️▫️ • For centuries artists have created images of themselves or those around them - selfies, portraits or whatever they leave a lasting legacy and deep imprint of the individuals captured for all time. • #Repost of @studiomuseum • Congratulations to #AmySherald and #KehindeWiley on being commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to paint the official portraits of Michelle and Barack Obama, respectively! . Sherald, whose work is currently on view in #Fictions and Wiley, who was a Studio Museum artist in residence from 2001 to 2002, are the first black artists hired by the Smithsonian to paint a President and First Lady. • #barack #obama #michelleobama #kehindewiley #amysherald #washingtondc #art #artist #painting #history #powerful #progress #love #beauty #news #museum #gallery #portraitoftheday #follow #artnology #smithsonian

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