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Barack Obama, 2018

by Kehinde Wiley

oil on canvas
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
© 2018 Kehinde Wiley

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.

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Barack Obama, 2018 by Kehinde Wiley
Barack Obama, 2018 by Kehinde Wiley
Barack Obama, 2018 by Kehinde Wiley
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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.