Obama thanks artist for capturing Michelle's 'hotness' in portrait
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Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaSpicer maintains Trump inauguration had biggest audience in history Montana governor raises profile ahead of potential 2020 bid Trump was right to ditch UN’s plan for handling migrants MORE thanked an artist who did former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama joins stars in launch of voter registration push The Hill's Morning Report — Russia furor grips Washington Michelle Obama launches voter registration initiative ahead of midterms: report MORE's portrait for capturing her "hotness."

"Amy, I want to thank you for so spectacularly capturing the grace and beauty and the intelligence and charm and hotness of the woman that I love," he said.

Obama made the comments at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, where the couple's portraits were unveiled.

Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald was chosen to paint Michelle Obama's portrait.

The former president's portrait was painted by Kehinde Wiley.

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After her portrait was unveiled, Michelle Obama said she "was a little overwhelmed, to say the least."

The former president also commented on his own portrait, calling it "pretty sharp."

The paintings will join the “America’s Presidents” exhibition at the Washington gallery as part of its permanent installation, which will be on view for the public beginning on Tuesday.