Obama portrait painter on display in Boca Raton


Here’s what one reviewer had to say about artist Kehinde Wiley:

“What I was always struck by whenever I saw his portraits was the degree to which they challenged our conventional views of power and privilege.”

And this is no ordinary art critic: It’s former President Barack Obama.

The New York-based Wiley, considered one of the most in-demand artists in the country, gained more recognition this year when his official portrait of Obama — the ex-prez sitting on a wooden chair in a field of glorious greenery — was unveiled for the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.

But you don’t have to travel to D.C. to see his creations. Two of Wiley’s vibrant, large-scale works now grace the walls of the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

One piece — a tapestry called “The Gypsy Fortune…

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