Artist Amy Sherald Discusses Portrait Of Former First Lady Michelle Obama

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Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) MICHELLE OBAMA: Let's just start by saying wow again. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: At the National Portrait Gallery in Washington today, the subjects of two new paintings helped with their unveiling. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) BARACK OBAMA: How about that? (LAUGHTER) OBAMA: That's pretty sharp. (LAUGHTER) SHAPIRO: Barack Obama helped with the unveiling of a painting by a New York-based artist Kehinde Wiley. The former president is depicted leaning forward in a chair against a lush background of thick, green leaves. Michelle Obama is also seated in her portrait, one hand across her lap, the other under her chin. The background is light-blue. She wears a sleeveless white dress...

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Artist Amy Sherald Discusses Portrait Of Former First Lady Michelle Obama

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