Kehinde Wiley

American, born 1977

5,449 followers

Kehinde Wiley

American, born 1977

5,449 followers

Working exclusively in portraiture, Kehinde Wiley fuses traditional formats and motifs with modern …

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Working exclusively in portraiture, Kehinde Wiley fuses traditional formats and motifs with modern modes of representation. Selecting works from old masters like Peter Paul Rubens or Jacques-Louis David, Wiley replaces the historical figures with handsome young black men. In his related, ongoing “World Stage” series, …

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Selected career achievements
Blue chip
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Solo show at a major institution
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), and 2 more
Group show at a major institution
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 4 more
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