Behind The Obama Portraits: Artists Put Their Own Spin On A Presidential Tradition

Former President Barack Obama and artist Kehinde Wiley unveil his portrait during a ceremony at the Smithsonian

Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald both typically paint vivid canvases of ordinary black subjects. "What we're positing here is a new vision of the possible," Wiley says, "one which is inclusive."

(Image credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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