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Kehinde Wiley

Barack Obama White House Portrait, 2018

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17 × 11 in
43.2 × 27.9 cm
.
$2,000
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Shipping: $15 domestic, $125 rest of world
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New Union Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

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Condition
Print is in pristine condition with four sharp corners and has been stored flat since purchase.
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Series
White House Portraits
Publisher
Smithsonian Institute
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Kehinde Wiley
American, b. 1977
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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, Wiley’s heroic figures are depicted in front of colorful background patterns that make specific reference to textiles and decorative patterns of various cultures, from 19th-century Judaica paper cutouts to Martha Stewart’s interior color swatches. Wiley’s penchant for jarring juxtapositions stems from his desire to complicate notions of group identity. “How do we…go beyond the media stereotypes about national identity?” he has said. “I don't really think about myself as a young gay black American, nor do I interface with my Brazilian or Mexican or Jewish friends that way.”

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About the work
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New Union Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

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Print is in pristine condition with four sharp corners and has been stored flat since purchase.
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Not signed...., not signed
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Not included
Series
White House Portraits
Publisher
Smithsonian Institute
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Smithsonian Institute
Kehinde Wiley
American, b. 1977
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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, Wiley’s heroic figures are depicted in front of colorful background patterns that make specific reference to textiles and decorative patterns of various cultures, from 19th-century Judaica paper cutouts to Martha Stewart’s interior color swatches. Wiley’s penchant for jarring juxtapositions stems from his desire to complicate notions of group identity. “How do we…go beyond the media stereotypes about national identity?” he has said. “I don't really think about myself as a young gay black American, nor do I interface with my Brazilian or Mexican or Jewish friends that way.”

Kehinde Wiley

Barack Obama White House Portrait, 2018

Thick Print
17 × 11 in
43.2 × 27.9 cm
.
$2,000
Ships from Atlanta, GA, US
Shipping: $15 domestic, $125 rest of world
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Locked
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