The incorrect photo that was printed is displayed right.The correct pictures are displayed above. They are hanging in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery where the official portraits of President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama in Washington D.C. recently unveiled.
New York City-based artist Kehinde Wiley created the portrait of President Obama and Baltimore artist Amy Sherald was selected to paint Michelle Obama. The artists were selected by the Obamas and commissioned by the Smithsonian after the former ﬁrst couple reviewed dozens of portfolios.
[Lauren Victoria Burke is a congressional correspondent for the NNPA Newswire. Lauren also works independently as a political analyst and communications strategist. You can reach Lauren by email at LBurke007@gmail.com and on Twitter at @LVBurke.]