Amy Sherald: The World We Make
Text by Jenni Sorkin, Kevin Quashie. Interview by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
This is the first comprehensive monograph on acclaimed painter Amy Sherald, whose distinctive style of simplified realist portraiture features African American subjects rendered against colorful monochrome backdrops or in everyday settings. Sherald rose to fame after being chosen by former first lady Michelle Obama to paint her official portrait for the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, in 2018, becoming the first African American woman to receive this honor.
Hardcover, 9.75 x 11.75 in. / 196 pages / 106 color / 2 b&w.