New York Magazine Senior Art Critic Jerry Saltz: The gray color of Michelle Obama’s skin symbolizes that she is neither black nor white

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Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama stand on stage together as their official portraits are unveiled at a ceremony at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Washington. Barack Obama’s portrait was painted by artist Kehinde Wiley, and Michelle Obama’s portrait was painted by artist Amy Sherald. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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New York Magazine Senior Art Critic Jerry Saltz joins John to deconstruct the Obama portraits unveiled yesterday by painters Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald.

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