Kirsters Baish| Ever since former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama had their portraits done, the entire country has been talking about how horrible they came out. What might be the most surprising thing about the whole thing is that the artist that was picked by Obama to paint his portrait is a racist man who sends his “art” out to be done by cheap Chinese workers.
The artist’s name who created the portraits is Kehinde Wiley. Wiley is most well known for making large paintings of black females holding the decapitated heads of white females. Wiley stated, “It’s sort of a play on the ‘kill whitey’ thing.”
Wiley is also a known radical gay activist. He has been known to push his agenda into every single painting he does by including small images of sperm cells.
Some people have claimed that Wiley put some gay allusions into the painting he did of Obama.
People are becoming more and more convinced that the artist wasn’t the one who even made the painting, but that he hired cheap Chinese laborers to make the image.
Allen B West reported:
Some are questioning the leaves in the background, for instance. A close review of the portrait shows that large blocks of the leaves are exactly the same in section after section making critics wonder if the leaves are just digital clones, and not an actual painting.
In an interview, Wiley actually admitted that he had used Chinese studios before.
New York magazine conducted an interview with Wiley back in 2012 during which he said that using Chinese studios is a normal thing for New York artists to do. They reported:
There’s nothing new about artists using assistants—everyone from Michelangelo to Jeff Koons has employed teams of helpers, with varying degrees of irony and pride—but Wiley gets uncomfortable discussing the subject. “I’m sensitive to it,” he says. When I first arrived at his Beijing studio, the assistants had left, and he made me delete the iPhone snapshots I’d taken of the empty space. […] “I don’t want you to know every aspect of where my hand starts and ends” […]
Producing work in China cuts costs, but not as much as it used to, Wiley says. These days in Beijing he employs anywhere from four to ten workers, depending on the urgency, plus a studio manager, the American artist Ain Cocke.
I don’t think it comes as much of a surprise that the artist who made the portraits of the Obamas pushes his workload to the Chinese while he makes his way around New York City promoting the gay agenda.
To be quite honest, the portrait of Michelle Obama looks nothing like her.