Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley

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Known for his oversize paintings of contemporary African Americans in heroic poses inspired by portrait painters of the past, Kehinde Wiley's clever "reversals" have provided rich commentary on the nature of race and power in our society. His work began primarily from photographs he took of young men in Harlem that he remixed with a fusion of historic painting styles, including elements of French rococo. Both visually and conceptually rich, Wiley's work has drawn attention since his earliest shows in 2001. In the last decade, he has become one of the most important artists of the moment, with work as relevant and resonant to the hip-hop generation as it is to high-end collectors and major museums. This volume chronicles both his earliest paintings and photographs and his more-recent forays into bronze bust sculptures in the manner of Renaissance artists.

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