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Michelle Obama

'Where are the Obamas?': Paintings of Barack and Michelle brought a million more people to Portrait Gallery

'Where are the Obamas?': Paintings of Barack and Michelle brought a million more people to Portrait Gallery

Justin Philip was back in line for the second time that day, waiting for another chance to snap a selfie with Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of Barack Obama.

“It’s the only reason I’m here,” the New York resident said of his visit to Washington’s National Portrait Gallery, where the paintings of the former president and first lady Michelle Obama, by Baltimore’s Amy Sherald, have drawn millions of visitors in the year since they were unveiled. “He was the first president I ever cared about.”

“I bring everybody to see them,” said Merene...

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