BTW #10 - Should Thomas Kinkade Paint Trump's National Portrait?

 Meme by @caffi07 on Twitter

Meme by @caffi07 on Twitter

It’s episode 10!

Barack and Michelle Obama’s National Portraits were revealed and the gossipy side of the internet was a buzz. On this episode, Ando and Eric discuss the good, the bad, and crazy surrounding these two interesting paintings. They dive into the history of The National Portrait Gallery at The Smithsonian, and the other Contemporary artists represented in the collection. A bizarre and racist interpretation of the Barack’s painting by the Alt-Right. The most important is topic though is who should be commissioned Donald Trump’s portrait?

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Links:

Crazy- http://bit.ly/2CqRbuS, http://bit.ly/2HSpIll, http://bit.ly/2F2vbUz, http://bit.ly/2F1pO86, http://nym.ag/2t1BEh5

Opinions- http://bit.ly/2EAM8IL, http://nyti.ms/2Boy1o4, http://nyti.ms/2FBuSBp

History and other portraits- http://s.si.edu/2syNNK7, http://ti.me/2BVFhc3, http://s.si.edu/2syNNK7  

Music credits: Favorite Secrets by Waylon Thornton is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License and permission of the artist.