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Chicago Mural of Michelle Obama Created Attribution Controversy

A large mural of Michelle Obama in Chicago, Illinois was painted in the neighborhood where she grew up. However, the artist did not correctly attribute it, according to another artist [1]:

But the mural, by Chicago artist Chris Devins, has sparked intense debate — and not for the usual political reasons.
Shortly after Devins finished the mural last Friday, criticism began bubbling up online. People accused him of copying the image from Rhode Island art student Gelila Mesfin, who had posted a nearly identical portrait of Michelle Obama on Instagram last year.

Alternative color scheme @michelleobama ?? Original photo – Collier Schorr . . #nubian #blackart #digitaldrawing #phontart #supportblackart #art #illustration #drawing #draw #TagsForLikes #picture #artist #sketch #artsy #instaart #beautiful #instagood #gallery #masterpiece #creative #photooftheday #instaartist #graphic #graphics #artoftheday #phoneart #supportblackart #melanin #African #blackartist #dopeblackart [2]

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