Michelle Obama's portrait to be placed at Smithsonian's National Gallery

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Washington, Aug 22 (ANI): The portraits of US First Lady Michelle Obama and business magnate Martha Stewart would be reportedly placed at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington.

A New York-based artist Mickalene Thomas has crafted the portrait of Michelle Obama.

Obama's face is depicted as screen print in black, white and robin's egg blue.

Although the president and his wife's portrait is already presnet in the gallery, this is the first time the First Lady's solo portrait would be placed there, Daily News reported.

Stewart's is a digital pigment print by William Abranowicz.

The piece shows the business magnate and kitchen whiz sitting behind a large white table with her arms crossed in front of her laptop, coffee mug and telephone.

The pieces would reportedly be showcased in the new exhibition, "American Now," which opened last week. It features individuals prominent in sports, entertainment, business, government, the science and arts.

The portraits would be on display throughout July in 2011. (ANI)

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