Taina Caragol, Dorothy Moss, Richard J. Powell and Kim Sajet - The Obama Portraits

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The first commissioned presidential portraits by African American artists, the paintings of Barack and Michelle Obama, by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively, reside in the National Portrait Gallery, where they drew an additional million visitors in their first year on exhibit.  In this comprehensive study compiled by Gallery staff including Moss, curator of painting and sculpture, and Caragol, the first curator for Latino art, history, painting and sculpture, a diverse group of historians assesses the paintings and their impact on American and African American history and culture; the volume also includes interviews with the artists, transcripts of the Obamas’ remarks at the February 12, 2018 unveiling, and photos from the sittings by Pete Souza.

 

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$24.95
ISBN: 9780691203287
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Published: Princeton University Press - February 11th, 2020

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