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The former President admired the artist's approach to challenging "conventional views of power and privilege", although he asked Wiley to resist painting him "like Napoleon". "Struck out on that as well". Jasmine was added to pay homage to the former president's Hawaiian roots, along with African blue lilies as a tribute to his late father's Kenyan heritage.

Ms Obama heaped praise on Ms Sherald's work.

"Amy, I want to thank you for so spectacularly capturing the grace and beauty and intelligence and charm and hotness of the woman I love."

"The ability to be the first African-American painter to paint the first African-American president of the United States was absolutely overwhelming", said an emotional Mr Wiley.

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It's not the typical first-lady portrait.

Milly designer Michelle Smith told Vogue: "It's made of a stretch cotton poplin print in a clean, minimal, geometric print without a reference to anything past or nostalgic, which gives the dress a very forward-thinking sensibility - this is very Michelle Obama".

"I'm thinking of all the girls of colour who will come and see someone who looks like them hanging on the wall of this great American Institution", said the former USA first lady.

Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks were among guests at the unveiling. Former Attorney General Eric Holder and Chicago attorney Tina Tchen were also present. Singer John Legend and model Chrissy Teigen were also listed as donors.

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For artist Kehinde Wiley, being commissioned to paint former President Barack Obama's official portrait was an opportunity to make a lasting impact on people around the world.

Kehinde Wiley is known for august portraits of African American figures and has formerly painted such icons as Michael Jackson, Grandmaster Flash, and the Notorious B.I.G.

Viewing of the portraits will be open to the public on Tuesday, February 13.

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