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#OBFocus: Kehinde Wiley – Nigerian-American Artist Who Produced Obama’s Portrait

Kehinde Wiley is a New York City-based portrait painter who is known for his highly naturalistic paintings of African-Americans. Wiley was born in Los Angeles, California. His father is Yoruba from Nigeria, and his mother is African-American. He and his five siblings were raised in South Central Los Angeles by his mother alone, who relied…

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The Obamas’ Official Portraits Have Been Unveiled By Kehinde Wiley & Amy Sherald

The National Portrait Gallery unveiled their latest additions: official portraits of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. Kehinde Wiley, whose gripping work inserts black figures in modern streetwear or haute couture into classical contexts, was selected to paint President Obama. Amy Sherald, a Baltimore-based artist who paints black figures in shades of gray…

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Barack Obama Picks Kehinde Wiley To Paint Official Presidential Portrait

Former US President Barack Obama has handpicked artist Kehinde Wiley to paint his official Presidential portrait, Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery announced. Wiley is best known for his pieces showing African-Americans in hip-hop gears, with poses referencing classic paintings. Former first lady Michelle Obama also selected African-American artist Amy Sherald to paint her portrait. The Obamas’ portraits will be unveiled in early 2018, and will become…

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Kelly Rowland Flaunts Her Blooming Baby Bump In A Black Figure Hugging Black Dress

Kelly Rowland was out and about town, proudly flaunting her already blooming baby bump. She was spotted with Beyonce’s mother, Tina Knowles (60) and the two adorable ladies stopped fora quick snap. The 33-year-old also posed with NBA star, Carmelo Anthony and artist Kehinde Wiley.She looks really good for a pregnant woman. Her husband, Tim…

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