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Barack and Michelle Obama Unveiled their Official Portraits at the Smithsonian

The National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian

in Washington D.C. has just inducted two new members. The official portraits for Barack and Michelle Obama were unveiled, and it’s making everyone miss them even more.

The former President and First Lady are both seated in their portraits, painted in bold colors and patterns. They were done by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald.

Obama described himself as an “impatient subject” and was concerned about all the gray hair and the size of his ears.

“The Hope poster by Shep [artist Shepard Fairey] was cool, but I didn’t sit for it. Nobody in my family as far as I can tell has had a portrait done,” Obama said. “I do have my high-school yearbook picture.”

Barack apparently thanked Sherald for her depiction of Michelle’s “hotness.” The former FLOTUS is donned in Milly gown, set against a light-blue background, which is part of Sherald’s signature gray scale.

[via Vulture]

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