kehinde wiley to paint official portrait of president barack obama

18 October 2017
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to announce that Kehinde Wiley has been chosen by former President Barack Obama to paint his official portrait for the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. The portrait will be unveiled at the museum in early 2018 and will be added to the Portrait Gallery's permanent collection.

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