The Grace Candle is titled after Kehinde Wiley's exhibition An Economy of Grace, the artist's first-ever series dedicated to female subjects which celebrates the strength and beauty of Black femininity. This limited edition candle is inspired by Wiley's portrait Dacia Carter II (2012) which features model Dacia Carter against a backdrop of rich greenery and luscious pink flowers. It offers an exquisite blend of woody, green fig fragrance that has been mixed with a base of cedar wood and pink peppercorn to produce a complex and harmonious scent.
Net proceeds from your purchase support the artist in residence program Black Rock Sénégal, founded by Wiley in 2019.
Launched in 2020 the Kehinde Wiley Shop began as a partnership between Kehinde Wiley and Black Rock Senegal to create limited-edition apparel and merchandise featuring a selection of the artist’s personal favorite compositions from his archive that would support Black Rock Senegal, the non-profit artist-in-residence program founded by Wiley in Dakar, Senegal in 2019. Conceived, curated, and created for those who desire art and color in their lives, this collection offers a new opportunity to engage with Wiley’s bold and beautiful paintings while supporting Black Rock’s Mission: to bring together artists, thinkers and innovators from around the world; to offer a platform for these artists to engage in cross-cultural and multidisciplinary creative processes; and to build new global discourses about Africa and the African-Diaspora.