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Source: CBS News

A portrait of artist Amy Sherald

Monday 14:32 GMT

The story of the artist who painted the former first lady is the story Alex Wagner has to tell: . Last week, Amy Sherald went from being a virtual unknown to one of the most talked-about artists in the world.

On Monday her painting of Michelle Obama was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery, alongside Kehinde Wiley's portrait of President Barack Obama. Portrait unveiling of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., Feb. 12, 2018.

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Source: The Guradian

Michelle Obama portrait puts black Baltimore artist in the spotlight

Sunday 23:40 GMT

Last week, Amy Sherald became the art world’s latest sensation as her portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama was unveiled in Washington.

Unveiled in Washington alongside a portrait of Barack Obama by well-known African-American artist Kehinde Wiley – is of a pale, grey-tinged first lady against a light-blue, featureless backdrop. It has prompted an unexpected art world discussion about realism and its relationship with more conceptual art.

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