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D-FOX Developing Information

Barack Obama's official portrait artist once painted black women BEHEADING white women

Kehinde Wiley, 41, has come under scrutiny for past paintingsThere are at least two instances where he has painted black women holding a knife in one hand and the decapitated head of a white woman in the otherIn a 2012 interview, Wiley described the portraits as 'sort of a play on the "kill whitey" thing'Others include African-American males taking on the roles of the Virgin Martyr St Cecilia and king of the Franks, Clovis ICritics have described the works as formulaic and 'as if it didn’t really matter what the figures did or stood for'Wiley unveiled his portrait of Obama at the Smithsonian on Monday

The artist who painted former President Barack Obama's official portrait has come under fore for past works featuring scandalous subjects.

There are at least two instances where Kehinde Wiley, 41, has painted portraits of black women holding a knife in one hand and the decapitated head of a white woman in the other. 

Both portraits also juxtapose the austere images of the women by featuring a busy floral background, similar to Obama's portrait.

But Wiley says the paintings are based on Renaissance works by Caravaggio and Gentileschi depicting the Biblical story of Judith beheading the Assyrian general Holofernes.

In an interview with New York Magazine, he said: 'It's sort of a play on the "kill whitey" thing,'

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  • mrpops09_CMOD_mrpops09_CMOD_ Chief Moderator
    Oh yes, that's fine.....because everyone knows that if trump had his portrait painted by a white man that enjoyed painting blacks being beheaded, no one would care....Right? That like, wouldn't make the news....certainly wouldn't be played daily on repeat non-stop- for weeks 
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