Photo: JJ Geiger

Week 1

 

Amy Sherald

Painter

Having quickly risen to fame after being commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to paint former first lady Michelle Obama, Amy Sherald’s bold, colorful style of portraiture has already become both familiar and iconic. Her exhibition, Amy Sherald: The Heart of the Matter was recently on view at Hauser & Wirth and was declared “magnificent and stirring” by Roberta Smith of The New York Times.

 

 

[ Transcript ]

 

There will be times that you will want to quit. But remember that this is the difference between those who win and those who don't. The world is full of quitters. If you don't quit you will eventually rise to the the top!! Always be you!! Artistically yours!
 

[ Amy's Signature ]

P.S. Nobody really knows what the hell they are doing even though it may appear that way.

 

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