Phillip by Kehinde Wiley
Kehinde Wiley paints portraits of young African American men in compositions that directly refer to Old Master paintings and other iconic works of Western art history. In doing so, he engages with the visual vocabulary of wealth, status, morality, and identity underlying those canonical works.
Pictured is his 2007 work, Phillip.
Kehinde Wiley At The Jewish Museum
Some weekend viewing: In the cultural tsunami of art news, Kehinde Wiley’s The World Stage: Israel is a real triumph.
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