FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA UNVEILS HIS OFFICIAL PORTRAIT

Ex President Barrack Obama unveiled his official Presidential Portrait which was painted by a Nigerian artist Kehinde Wiley. His wife Michelle Obama also unveiled her official portrait which was painted by artist Amy Sherald a Baltimore based. The ceremony took place at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C on Monday morning.
Both artist are the first black artists to create official presidential portraits for the Smithsonian.

The former president took to his Instagram to share the portrait. He wrote,

'Today, @KehindeWiley and @ASherald became the first black artists to create official presidential portraits for the Smithsonian. To call this experience humbling would be an understatement. 
'Thanks to Kehinde and Amy, generations of Americans — and young people from all around the world — will visit the National Portrait Gallery and see this country through a new lens. They'll walk out of that museum with a better sense of the America we all love. Clear-eyed. Big-hearted. Inclusive and optimistic. And I hope they'll walk out more empowered to go and change their worlds,' he added.
His wife, Michelle also shared her portrait which she described 'overwhelming.'
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