Michelle Obama

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.

Michelle Obama by Elizabeth Peyton

The exhibition actually started without the Michelle Obama painting- with promises to add it if Obama won the election- which he did.

Elizabeth Peyton
Michelle and Sasha Obama Listening to Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention August 2008
2008
Oil on MDF
14 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches

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