Though the White House commissioned black Alabaman artist Simmie Knox to paint the Clintons in 2000, these are the first black artists hired by the Smithsonian for a portrait of a former president since they started commissioning portraits in 1994.
The Obamas portraits will be unveiled at the museum in early 2018.
Wiley is widely known for his portraits of young Black men donning the latest street fashion.
Dressed in modern-day T-shirts and sneakers, baseball caps and tattoos, Wiley's subjects are immortalized in regal poses of kings and saints, rendered against a vibrant, textile backdrop. Two sets of each artwork will be created; one will live in the National Portrait Gallery, while the other will hang inside the White House - a tradition that began after George H.W. Bush's presidency.
Although he did not grow up with him, Kehinde's father is Nigerian while his mother is African American.
Throughout his career, Kehinde has become renowned for creating portraits of African American men, including the Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane, Ice T, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Michael Jackson, and more. Out of more than 2,500 entries, Sherald's oil painting "Miss Everything (Unsuppressed Deliverance)" won first place in the Portrait Gallery's 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.
She replied that Pitt was "being supportive" and that they should "discuss logistics", however the trip seemingly did not happen. However the plan reportedly fizzled out, and Jolie did not reply to several emails from Ocampo. 'Can Brad go with you?' Mmhm.
That result meant that France went into their match with Bulgaria two points behind the Swedes at the top of the Group. In the second half, Michy Batshuayi equalised before Jan Vertonghen put Belgium in front.
Dimitrov, at 2-2 in the decisive set, had Nadal's back to the wall and forced the Spaniard to survive a break point. Showing no signs of nerves, the American came from 15-30 down to consolidate the break for a formidable 4-1 lead.
BlackBerry Motion , a new smartphone from TCL , has been launched with a full touchscreen at the GITEX Tech Week in Dubai. Initially, this device will run on the Android 7.1 Nougat OS; the latest Android 8.0 Oreo update is coming in 2018.
He said he has ordered Israeli diplomats to prepare Israel's withdrawal from the organisation in concert with the Americans. Just hours after that vote, the US chose to cut its payments to UNESCO, while still maintaining its membership.
Mourinho and United will finally get their chance to send out a similar message after the worldwide break. Fans can bring their official club shirt to be printed with a Premier League player's name - for free.
At first, the chain did almost nothing - it tweeted the words "McNugga Lubba Dub Dub" in a reply to @ RickandMorty . On October 7, a limited amount of the tangy sauce will be available at select restaurants.
Sticking points include control over the arsenal of Hamas' armed wing and the fate of thousands of Hamas public servants. The Western-backed mainstream Fatah party lost control of Gaza to Hamas in fighting in 2007.
Wednesday Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Otherwise, there will be increasing cloudiness, with a low around 59 and a south wind at around five miles per hour .
Rebel groups have been fighting since 1989 for Kashmir to be united either under Pakistani rule or as an independent country. This battalion is entrusted with the security of the runway of the Srinagar Airport.
Believed Missing, 7 Injured in Louisiana Oil Rig Explosion
A Coast Guard helicopter, along with Coast Guard vessels and boats from local agencies, continued looking for the missing worker. Five of them were taken to medical center at the University, and two more were taken to hospital in Jefferson County.
Trump's UK Trip Downgraded After Pushback
It was immediately criticised as a breach of convention , as state visits are usually reserved for a president's second term. After inspecting a Guard of Honour, the visiting party then travels in a carriage procession to Buckingham Palace.
Ellison on Eminem's Anti-Trump Rap
Here, Eminem accuses Mr Trump of double standards. "That's not disrespecting the military", the star adds. Eminem also refers to Trump as "a kamikaze that'll probably cause a nuclear holocaust".
Amazon Lets Teens Shop on Their Own
And more trusting parents can elect to sidestep the per-item approval process and simply set an overall maximum budget. Parents can review each item, its cost and the payment method being used before finalizing the transaction.
Las Vegas shooter wired $140000 to Philippines last week
NBC News reported that Paddock wired $100,000 to the Philippines last week, but NPR has not independently verified that report . Paddock ended the rampage by killing himself. "We have discovered he was utilizing some of her identification".
Vietnam manufacturing PMI uplifts in September
New business has risen continuously since November 2016, and the latest increase was the strongest for 31 months. "The rate of expansion in new export orders also quickened in September", the Nikkei's IHS Markit reported.
OJ Simpson freed from prison after nine years
Unlike when he walked free after his murder trial in 1995, Simpson faces parole supervision for another five years. He will live in a gated community in a suburb of Las Vegas, but will not "hide" from the public, the friend said.