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Obama artist once painted a piece depicting a black woman beheading a white woman

Artist Kehinde Wiley is the first African American to ever paint an official presidential portrait (Barack Obama) but has drawn attention to some of the artist’s more boundary pushing past works.

Two paintings from 2012, depicting the Biblical story of Judith beheading the Assyrian general Holofernes, began making the rounds online on Monday. In Wiley’s rendering, Judith is depicted as a black woman and Holofernes as a white woman.

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