Barack and Michelle Obama have reappeared since Monday in Washington. Only this time for an event that has nothing to do with politics.
Official portraits of the former first couple were presented at the National Portrait Gallery of the United States, a custom for most former presidents, all of whom have portraits hanging in this gallery.
This is perhaps the most anticipated presidential portraits to date, largely due to the artist chosen by Obama. The former president was chosen by Kehinde Wiley, a painter from Yale University, famous for his paintings depicting African-Americans.
Michelle Obama said that she “was a little overwhelmed, if not more” after she was shown her portrait.
Wylie is the first African American artist to have prepared official presidential portraits for the National Portrait Gallery.