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October 18, 2017

Sharrod_Hosten_Study_IV_2010

Sharrod Hosten Study IV, 2010, Oil on canvas, Kehinde Wiley

Wiley has been commissioned by the Smithsonian to paint the official portrait of Barack Obama for the National Portrait Gallery. Wiley and Amy Sherald, who will paint Michelle Obama’s portrait, are the first black artists to be included in the gallery.

 

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