Tag: Obama

Black Chicagoans flock to Bisa Butler, Obama portrait exhibits as museums rise to racial reckoning

Since March, the magnetic swaths of color that are the acclaimed quilted portraits of artist Bisa Butler have filled my social media, as Black friends far and wide converge on The Art Institute of Chicago for the “Bisa Butler: Portraits” exhibit. Those same friends began filling social feeds last month with photos of the Art Institute’s newest exhibit — National Portrait Gallery paintings of ...

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Obama ethics chief blasts Biden WH ‘blind spot’ over Hunter Biden meeting with potential art buyers

Former President Obama's ethics chief ripped the White House Wednesday after a new report revealed that President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, will be attending two art shows in Los Angeles where his paintings will be displayed and potential anonymous buyers will be in attendance.The younger Biden will be attending the small LA shows before a larger New York City exhibition of art at his ...

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Obama ethics chief: Hunter Biden selling art at ‘obviously inflated prices’ to mystery buyers feels ‘grifty’

Former President Obama's ethics chief ripped into President Biden's son, Hunter Biden, for selling his art at prices ranging up to half a million dollars to anonymous buyers. Walter Shaub, the former Office of Government Ethics director under Obama, said that the lucrative arrangement has a "shameful and grifty feeling to it.""The notion of a president's son capitalizing on that relationship by selling art at ...

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Obama Portraits Launch 5-City Tour at Chicago’s Art Institute | Chicago News

Kehinde Wiley. “Barack Obama,” 2018. Oil on canvas. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. The National Portrait Gallery is grateful to the following lead donors for their support of the Obama portraits: Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg; Judith Kern and Kent Whealy; Tommie L.Pegues and Donald A. Capoccia. © 2018 Kehinde Wiley. Courtesy of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. A portrait is a traditional way of ...

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Jordan Casteel Paints Barack Obama, and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. News Art Basel Hong Kong has been postponed to May, reshuffling the global fair calendar once again.  In the Atlantic, a new portrait by Jordan Casteel accompanies a big interview with Barack Obama.  In case you missed it, Casteel featured in the latest “ARTnews Accord,” in conversation with Faith Ringgold.  Christie’s unveiled a rediscovered monumental still life by ...

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