Michelle Obama Portrait


The New Museum on the Lower East Side revealed a portrait of Michelle Obama, the wife of President-elect Barack Obama, painted by Elizabeth Peyton, on Wednesday. The work, above, titled “Michelle and Sasha Obama Listening to Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention August 2008,” is an oil painting that depicts Mrs. Obama in the audience at her husband’s convention speech as the couple’s younger daughter, Sasha, rests her head in her mother’s lap. The painting joins the New Museum’s exhibition “Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton,” a collection of portraits of noteworthy personalities like Kurt Cobain, Matthew Barney, and Marc Jacobs. The exhibition is to run through Jan. 11.

Source:  NYT


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