The official Barack & Michelle Obama portraits were unveiled Monday morning, and… well, you be the judge:
Barack Obama's portrait was just revealed, too. Kehinde Wiley is the artist. pic.twitter.com/BwGqRZCWsV
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) February 12, 2018
“If you like your hedge, you can keep it!”
And I guess this is supposed to be a painting of the former FLOTUS:
Michelle Obama's official portrait is unveiled pic.twitter.com/d5pdUWTkE7
— David Mack (@davidmackau) February 12, 2018
Personally I’d have flipped the script on these and put Michelle in a chair in the middle of the White House vegetable garden instead of her husband.
In any case, the totally objective journos at the New York Times and the Washington Post art critic seemed unable to stop touching themselves over the portraits:
Barack Obama's portrait shows him not as a self-assured, standard-issue bureaucrat, but as an alert and troubled thinker.
Michelle Obama's portrait overemphasizes an element of couturial spectacle, but also projects a rock-solid cool. https://t.co/tTJuIGWa4d
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 12, 2018
Review: The Obamas’ portraits are not what you’d expect and that’s why they’re great https://t.co/qMfoVWGiAl
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 12, 2018
After over a year of Trump, they really needed that release! And stay away from Chris Matthews for the next several hours.