Barack Obama’s presidential portrait was unveiled on Monday to mixed reactions.
The artist behind the painting is known for depicting blacks beheading whites.
From Daily Wire:
The artist who painted former President Barack Obama’s presidential portrait, unveiled on Monday at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, has a disturbing pattern of painting violent beheadings of white people.
Kehinde Wiley, who is known for primarily painting black people, was chosen late last year to paint Obama’s official portrait for the Smithsonian. When asked by the British newspaper, The Guardian, about Obama contacting him to do the portrait, Wiley gave an awkward response.
“I can’t,” Wiley said. “I’d like to. I can tell you that I’m the first African-American artist to create the portrait of the president. It’s a huge responsibility.”
Also by Obama portrait painter Kehinde Wiley: This darling little number. I just LOVE how he blended the floral notes with the beheading of the white kid. pic.twitter.com/m0e6dnXWYt
— Not THAT Ben Crystal; the other one. (@Bennettruth) February 12, 2018
It was fun dragging Obama for his bizarre presidential portrait, but I didn’t have a problem w/ it. After looking at other paintings by the artist, Kehinde Wiley, a theme emerges tho: (1) lots of flowery backdrops (2) surprising amount of Black Panthers & decapitated white women. pic.twitter.com/M75x21xQF8
— Jerry Dunleavy IV (@JerryDunleavy) February 12, 2018
More per Fox 5 DC:
The National Portrait Gallery has unveiled portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama.
In a ceremony on Monday, the former president and first lady were joined by a crowd of invited guests which included Michelle’s mother and former Vice President, Joe Biden.
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 12, 2018
Should have as a backdrop green cash rep.massive quantity delivered to Iran & the countless faces of citizens portrayed behind him who suffered due to his tenure as President.
— Katherine Trunk (@KatherineTrunk) February 12, 2018
BHO in the weeds. Now THAT is truly ironic! 😂😂😂😂
— VoiceOfReason (@Voix_Of_Reason) February 12, 2018
we gonna just ignore the fact these portraits look weird asf. Ok.
— not a temporary fan (@ATLienFalcon) February 12, 2018
This is too perfect, isn’t it?
What are the chances the MSM makes a fuss over the artist’s past? Imagine if the roles were reversed.