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The Official Presidential Portrait of Barack Obama Has ‘Sperm on His Face'


Added 02-13-18 11:40:03am EST - “The artist who painted” - Dangerous.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dangerous.com: “The Official Presidential Portrait of Barack Obama Has 'Sperm on His Face' - DANGEROUS”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The artist who painted gruesome depictions of black people decapitating white people revealed his presidential portrait of Barack and Michelle Obama on Monday to adorn the walls of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.

While the odd paintings where met with mixed reviews, to say the least, the artist, Kehinde Wiley, may have added something else into his portrait of the 44th president. 

Making the rounds on social media Tuesday morning were strong suspicions that the official portrait of the former president has sperm on his face. 

The rumors wouldn’t be completely unfounded. Wiley is known for putting depictions of sperm cells into his work. In his interpretation of David’s Napoleon there are swimming sperm all over the background, “as a reference to African male virility, or potentially, promiscuity,” writes Quartz’s Ann Quito.

Another of his paintings, 2006’s “St. Lucy” appears to have a background made of the squiggly little critters as well. 

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