We love them so much! Barack and Michelle have been a true power couple and role model for our nation.
We missed them so much that they are back, but not for political reasons!
Few hours ago, their presidential portraits were unveiled at The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. It’s the most anticipated unveiling due to the artists who were selected by the Obamas. The Obamas looked at more than two dozen of artists before making their choices. Kehinde Wiley who is known for his paintings of black people posing in heroic poses was chosen by our former President Obama. Amy Sherald is known for using gray color to paint different skin complexion to challenge the idea of race, was chosen by our favorite First Lady Michelle Obama.
“Amy, I want to thank you for so spectacularly capturing the grace and beauty and intelligence and charm and hotness of the woman I love,” President Obama said.
“I tried to negotiate less gray hair and Kehinde’s artistic integrity would not allow (him) to do what I asked,” Obama joked. “I tried to negotiate smaller ears. Struck out on that as well.”
The Obama legacy will not only remain in our mind, but also preserved in paint. And like Michelle Obama said
“They will see an image of someone who looks like them hanging on the walls of this great American institution … And I know the kind of impact that will have on their lives because I was one of those girls.”