In The News

The Obamas Unveil Their Official White House Portraits

todaySeptember 9, 2022

share close

Beloved former President Barack and Michelle Obama made their way back to the White House on Wednesday (Sept. 7) for the unveiling ceremony of their official White House portraits.

In a live taping of the unveiling ceremony, it was revealed that the masterpieces were created by artists Sharon Sprung and Robert McCurdy. In addition to painting the Obamas, McCurdy has also painted images of Nelson Mandela, Toni Morrison, and Muhammad Ali.

During the special event, Barack took time to thank McCurdy and Sprung. He also gave heartfelt sentiments about his beautiful wife. “I want to thank Sharon Sprung for capturing everything I love about Michelle, her grace, her intelligence, and the fact that she’s fine,” Barack expressed. “Her portrait is stunning.”

He hilariously added, “And I want to thank Robert McCurdy for taking on a much more difficult subject and doing a great job with mine.”

The former Potus made remarks in regard to McCurdy’s refusal to hide his gray hairs or make his ears smaller. The audience died of laughter when Obama mentioned that McCurdy also talked him out of wearing a tan suit in his portrait. Obama was criticized in 2014 for wearing a tan suit to a news conference.

According to The Root, the White House Historical Association has provided the official portraits of former Presidents and First Ladies since 1965. The Obamas’ appearance at the White House for the unveiling of portraits is a first since 2012 when former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush came back to view their official portraits.

The 44th POTUS and former First Lady’s masterpieces are placed on the White House walls next to previous first couples, including George and Martha Washington. Citizens will be able to see the art pieces when visiting the executive mansion.

Check out the unveiling of the Obamas’ portraits below.

Written by: BCHIPHOPNETWORKDigital

Rate it

Previous post

In The News

Quavo And Takeoff Announce ‘Only Built For Infinity Links’ Album

Quavo and Takeoff have announced their debut album as a two-man group. Titled Only Built For Infinity Links, the LP is inspired in name and image by Raekwon’s 1995 classic, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. Last month, Raekwon shared a photo of himself and Quavo on Instagram, which may have been a foreshadow to the upcoming title. While the pose is an homage to Wu-Tang, the cover art is also reminiscent […]

todaySeptember 9, 2022 3

Post comments (0)

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *