Obama thanks artist for capturing Michelle's 'hotness' in portrait
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Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Don't expect a government check anytime soon Trump appointees stymie recommendations to boost minority voting: report Obama's first presidential memoir, 'A Promised Land,' set for November release MORE thanked an artist who did former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Don't expect a government check anytime soon Michelle Obama: 'We could've never gotten away with' what the Trump White House does Obama's first presidential memoir, 'A Promised Land,' set for November release 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.