"The plight of the artist is somewhat similar to that of the long distance runner. You have to cross the finish line. What counts more in life is the end result."—Napoleon Abueva, National Artist for Sculpture
Former U.S. President Barack Obama joked about his ears and gray hair and praised his wife Michelle Obama’s “hotness” at the unveiling of the couple’s official portraits at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery on Monday.