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              The Obama Portraits

              The Obama Portraits (Hardback)

              By Caragol, Taina; Moss, Dorothy; Powell, Richard; Sajet, Kim; Golden, Thelma

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              A richly illustrated celebration of the paintings of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama From the moment of their unveiling at the National Portrait Gallery in early 2018, the portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama have become two of the most beloved artworks of ...our time. Kehinde Wiley's portrait of President Obama and Amy Sherald's portrait of the former first lady have inspired unprecedented responses from the public, and attendance at the museum has more than doubled as visitors travel from near and far to view these larger-than-life paintings. After witnessing a woman drop to her knees in prayer before the portrait of Barack Obama, one guard said, No other painting gets the same kind of reactions. Ever. The Obama Portraits is the first book about the making, meaning, and significance of these remarkable artworks. Richly illustrated with images of the Obama portraits, exclusive pictures of the Obamas with the artists during their sittings, and photos of the historic unveiling ceremony by former White House photographer Pete Souza, this book offers insight into what these paintings can tell us about the history of portraiture and American culture. The book also features a transcript of the unveiling ceremony, which includes moving remarks by the Obamas and the artists, and a reversible dust jacket that allows you to choose which portrait to display on the outside. An inspiring history of the creation and impact of the Obama portraits, this fascinating book speaks to the power of art-especially portraiture-to bring people together and promote cultural change. Published in association with the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
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              ISBN 9780691203287
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2020
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              First Ladies of the United States

              First Ladies of the United States (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Portrait Gallery, National; Foreword by Sajet, Kim; Text by DuBois Shaw, Gwendolyn

              • RRP: $42.50
              • $42.50
              • Pub Date
                3 Nov 20

              A gorgeous publication that reveals the historical importance of first ladies through portraiture. Each first lady has brought her own priorities and flair to the position that has never been officially defined. They have served as hostesses, trendsetters, activists, and politica...l players. First Ladies of the United States features 75 portraits of the nation's first ladies, as varied in style and representation as the individual women they depict. From watercolors and oil paintings to engravings and photographs, this book celebrates the legacy of first ladies throughout history. First ladies are some of the most scrutinized public figures in the country, praised or criticized on everything from their fashion to their level of political involvement. There's no better way to explore their visibility and lasting impact than with First Ladies of the United States, which places remarkable portraits alongside an insightful essay and lively entries that illuminate the history of the women who have shaped the White House.
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              ISBN 9781588346940
              Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
              Publisher Smithsonian Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 3 Nov 2020
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