How Many Fingers Does Obama Have?
Former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama unveiled their official portraits at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Monday morning, and the internet properly freaked out.
There are mixed reactions online. The art community has begun leveling some scathing critiques of the works. One of them has to do with the way Obama’s left hand is painted. Some have claimed that the former President’s hand was painted with six fingers.
Both paintings were completed by unique, highly stylized artists. Obama chose Kehinde Wiley as his painter. Wiley’s style is described as flamboyant and regal. Michelle chose Baltimore artist Amy Sherald, who is known for a painting style which often nods to social justice.