By Taína Caragol, Dorothy Moss, Richard Powell, and Kim Sajet
The portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama have become two of the most beloved artworks of our time. Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of President Obama and Amy Sherald’s portrait of the former first lady has inspired unprecedented responses from the public.
Richly illustrated with images of the portraits, exclusive pictures of the Obamas with the artists during their sittings, and photos of the historic unveiling ceremony by former White House photographer Pete Souza, this book offers insight into what these paintings can tell us about the history of portraiture and American culture. The volume also features a transcript of the unveiling ceremony, which includes moving remarks by the Obamas and the artists.
A reversible dust jacket allows readers to choose which portrait to display on the front cover.
Hardcover, 152 pages, 2020.
76 color illustrations.
7" x 9"