The famous Obama portraits are on show right now at the LA County Museum of Art. And there’s actually a whole exhibition called “Black American Portraits” that just opened there too. And Kehinde Wiley, the artist who painted former President Barack Obama’s portrait, has curated a show of other artists’ work called “Self-Addressed” at the Jeffrey Deitch gallery.
On display at LACMA’s “Black American Portraits”
Njideka Akunyili Crosby, “I Still Face You,” 2015, acrylic, color pencils, charcoal, oil, and transfers on paper, 84 × 105 in., Los Angeles County Museum of Art, © Njideka Akunyili Crosby. Courtesy of the artist, Victoria Miro, and David Zwirner. Photo by Joshua White Photography.
Amy Sherald, “An Ocean Away,” 2020, oil on canvas, 130 × 108 × 2 1/2 in., Los Angeles County Museum of Art, promised gift of Willow Bay and Bob Iger, © Amy Sherald.Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo by Joseph Hyde.
David C. Driskell, “Jazz Singer (Lady of Leisure, Fox),” 1974, oil and collage on canvas, 52 × 44 in, © Estate of David C. Driskell Courtesy of DC Moore Gallery, New York.
On display at Jeffrey Deitch gallery’s “Self-Addressed”
Artwork by Chukwudubem Busayo Ukaigwe. Credit: Jeffrey Deitch gallery.
Artwork by Ekene Emeka Maduka. Credit: Jeffrey Deitch gallery.
Artwork by Gael Maski. Credit: Jeffrey Deitch gallery.
Artwork by Victor Ubah. Credit: Jeffrey Deitch gallery.