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Obama, Michelle Unveil Portraits At The White House

The United States former president Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama have unveiled their portraits at the White House.

The event took place on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at the presidential palace hosted by President Joe Biden.

The portrait of Obama by artist Robert McCurdy had him in a black suit and a grey tie whereas that of Michelle by artist Sharon Sprung, had her dressed in a blue dress and seated on a couch.

The former first lady described the portraits as “incredible artistry”.

In a Facebook post, the former first black president of the United States said Sharon Sprung captured everything he loves about Michelle.

The portraits will hang in the White House alongside portraits of other presidents and first ladies dating back to George and Martha Washington.

“I’ve always described the presidency as a relay race. You take the baton from someone, run your leg as hard as you can, then hand it off to someone else. The portraits hanging in the White House chronicle the runners in that race—each of us tasked with trying to bring the country we love closer to its highest aspirations.

“When future generations walk these halls and look up at these portraits, I hope they get a better sense of who Michelle and I were. And I hope they leave with a deeper understanding that if we could make it here, they can do remarkable things, too”, Obama said in his post.

Source: Fuseini

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