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From: David Fritz <david.fritz@vzw.com>
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Subject: Obama portrait artists past work depicted black women decapitating white women
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:51:26 -0000 (UTC)
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Kehinde Wiley, the artist chosen to paint the official portrait of former 
US President Barack Obama, previously depicted black women decapitating 
white women.

Wiley, who is 39 and from New York, created the two paintings in 2012 and 
was inspired by the Biblical story of Judith beheading the Assyrian 
general Holoferne. At the time, Wiley told The New York Times that he was 
inspired by the classical European depictions of Bible stories by 
Caravaggio and Gentileschi, only he chose to depict Judith as a black 
woman and Holoferne as a white woman. He commented: