Michelle Obama Mural In Chicago

New Mural Of Michelle Obama Displayed In Chicago Shows Her In Lovely Korean Clothing And People Think It's "Amazing"

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August 8, 2019 13:16 By Fabiosa

Even though the Obamas are no longer in the Whitehouse, their fans continue to keep tabs on them and celebrate their accomplishments.

Barack Obama's portrait

In 2016, a mural of former President of the United States Barack Obama was displayed on an office on Ward Avenue, Honolulu.

Speaking to Honolulu Magazine, the artist Kamea Hader, said that the mural addresses racial equality in the country.

Michelle's mural

This time around, it's Barack Obama's wife, Michelle, that's being celebrated with her very own displayed mural.

The Chicago Tribune reported that the portrait of Michelle wearing a traditional Korean dress graced a brick wall of a restaurant in the Fulton River District.

The impressive art was courtesy of contemporary artist Chris Chanyang Shim. In the portrait, the former FLOTUS can be seen wearing a red hanbok, which is a Korean dress. There's also a full moon in the background.

In a Facebook Post, Chris explained that he doesn't really like painting famous people but fans of his work have urged him to paint Michelle when he announced he would be creating art in Chicago.

I didn’t know much about her but after all I would say I painted her because she’s everybody

New Mural Of Michelle Obama Displayed In Chicago Shows Her In Lovely Korean Clothing And People Think It's "Amazing"Getty Images / Ideal Image

He expressed his wishes for the painting to "remind people of hope."

Praises for his work

While reacting to Chris' post and the mural, many commenters had positive things to say about the work of art itself.

And a few commented on how lovely Michelle Obama looked.

It really is an amazing painting that depicts the former First Lady for what she is, beautiful, cheerful and strong.