This tapestry blanket features extracted elements from Kehinde Wiley’s 2008 painting Place Soweto (National Assembly) from The World Stage: Africa, Lagos-Dakar series, first exhibited at the Studio Museum in Harlem.
The woven blanket features ornate background details from the original painting, showcasing the use of intricate floral blooms and vines that are exhibited throughout the series. Created during Wiley’s expanded visits to Nigeria and Senegal in the mid 2000s, and as an extension of his multinational “The World Stage” series, he brings into focus African youth in both cities, highlighting local representations of pre-colonial and post-colonial political power. The construction process is a woven jacquard with a modern loom, made up of the warp and weft loom method. Perfect for the living room, your wall, outdoor trips, or wherever else your adventures take you.
100% Recycled cotton; 100% Leather patch
Reversible unique design with fringe detailing
Designed in New York, USA. Responsibly made in China.
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.