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Obamas unveil their official portraits

Obamas unveil their official portraits as former president compliments artist for capturing Michelle’s ‘hotness’ while Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks applaud

  • Former President Barack Obama’s portrait was created by artist Kehinde Wiley
  • Michelle Obama’s portrait painted by Amy Sherald was unveiled first at the event
  • The new paintings of the former president and first lady will be hung in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
  • Michelle Obama noted that she had a ‘kind of sister-girl connection’ with Sherald
  • Obama joked that he had asked Wiley to make his hair less gray in his portrait

Former President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were joined by a who’s who of their administration – and some Hollywood types too – for the official unveiling of their portraits at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.

‘That’s pretty sharp,’ the ex-president said as he and artist Kehinde Wiley pulled the cloth off Obama’s portrait, which showed the Democrat in a tie-less get-up, seated, surrounded by a floral motif.

Michelle Obama’s portrait, created by Amy Sherald, had been unveiled first, and the former president quickly applauded the artist for capturing the ‘hotness of the woman that I love.’

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