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Obama artist showcases portraits of African presidents

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An artist who rose to fame as the first African-American artist to officially paint a US president – Barack Obama in 2018 – has now done the same for current and former African leaders.
Kehinde Wiley has done 11 paintings featuring a series of portraits of African heads of state, including Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, Nigerian former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Ethiopia’s President Sahle-Work Zewde.

His exhibition, Kehinde Wiley, A Maze Of Power, has just opened at the Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac in Paris, France and will run until January 2024.

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