The New Museum joins Elizabeth Peyton in paying tribute to incoming First Lady Michelle Obama, whose portrait with her daughter Sasha will be unveiled today on the 4th floor as a new component of the exhibition Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton. This is the first time this newly created painting is on public view.
The exhibition actually started without the Michelle Obama painting- with promises to add it if Obama won the election- which he did.
Michelle and Sasha Obama Listening to Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention August 2008
Oil on MDF
14 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches