Obama Really Really Digs This Artist

“Empire”‘s favorite in-house artist may be Kehinde Wiley, but the Obama White House will stick with Glenn Ligon, thank you. Ligon put lipstick on Malcolm X (pictured) and breathed new life into Mapplethorpe’s nudes. As Glenn Ligon brings ‘his own personal museum’ to a new project, The Guardian meets the artist Obama handpicked for the Presidential residence.

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