During his Presidency Barack Obama was always careful with his decisions and wise with his choices, allowing many people who never had a voice in America to finally be given basic human rights. Now it appears as though he is continuing that tradition.
Barack Obama has personally selected Kehinde Wiley to be the artist of his official presidential portrait, according to the Smithsonian.
Wiley, is known for his portraits of young black men sporting the latest in street fashion. With previous works of his paintings focusing on the Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane, Ice T, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Michael Jackson, and others.
To offer an artist like Wiley an opportunity to immortalize a President isn’t just unheard of, it’s revolutionary, a word that is often associated with Barack Obama from his legalisation of gay marriage to his health care reform, Obama has always been a positive game changer.
It is heartwarming to see Obama still making an impact, in a world that so desperately misses his leadership.
Wiley’s Obama portrait, as well as Michelle Obama’s official portrait by Amy Sherald, will be unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in early 2018.