Artists Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley Unveil the Obamas National Portraits
At the unveiling Sherald spoke to Michelle Obama being her 'authentic self' being able to 'see ourselves" in her. Wiley spoke of selecting subjects who had a certain 'j'ne se quoi" often seen in the street. Wiley who shares Obama's story of growing up without his African father, tearfully thank his mother for purchasing art supplies acknowledging her dedication to his art.
Resources: MSN & Smithsonian