Oh No!! seemed to be the reaction from the crowd who were present at the unveiling of First Lady Michelle Obama’s official portrait that is supposed to hang in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.
The painting was done by Baltimore artist Amy Sherald, who is known for her social justice painting style. It backfired. There’s no justice of the first lady in the portrait.
“Let’s just start by saying, ‘Wow,’ again. Let me just take a minute. It’s amazing. Wow,” Obama said after the portrait was unveiled. The moment was met with a gasp and applause.
All presidents and first ladies have their portraits done and hung in the Portrait Gallery. this one’s a disaster of the largest proportions. It’s a portrait of some kind of bedspread or a blanket for a large horse. It definitely is in the worst taste imaginable for Michelle’s portrait