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Michelle Obama Michelle Obama

Dana Veraldi

Michelle Obama

Original Work on Paper

Regular price $ 550.00 SOLD

This original work has been sold. Sale


Pencil and ink on Arches watercolor paper | 2019

While in residency with Tappan, Veraldi drew a series of portraits of her favorite legendary figures spanning a wide range of cultural references. In her phases of research she sifted through photo and video archives of each figure, in attempt to capture a more rounded portrait. “The research helps me to try to capture the soul of the person I am drawing, through simple yet purposeful lines and texture.” This is the first time Veraldi is selling her portraits (an iconic signature of the artist) as original works on paper. This work specifically drew inspiration from Marlene Dumas' series "Great Men".


18 x 12 inches


25.5 x 23.5 x 1.5 inches


Signed by artist.

The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan