Kehinde Wiley, ‘NINE OF COINS, From the series "Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project" Limited Edition 5th Anniversary Print Collection’, 2015, Print, Museum Edition 2015, Museum archival digital print embossed with high gloss spot lacquer finish / framed 20 × 16 in 50.8 × 40.6 cm Edition 3/7 + 3AP, ART CAPSUL
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Kehinde Wiley

NINE OF COINS, From the series "Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project" Limited Edition 5th Anniversary Print Collection, 2015

Museum Edition 2015, Museum archival digital print embossed with high gloss spot lacquer finish / framed 20 × 16 in 50.8 × 40.6 cm Edition 3/7 + 3AP
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The Nine of Coins references self-reliance, leisure, adornment, and success. Wiley is known for …

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Kehinde Wiley
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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, ‘NINE OF COINS, From the series "Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project" Limited Edition 5th Anniversary Print Collection’, 2015, Print, Museum Edition 2015, Museum archival digital print embossed with high gloss spot lacquer finish / framed 20 × 16 in 50.8 × 40.6 cm Edition 3/7 + 3AP, ART CAPSUL
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The Nine of Coins references self-reliance, leisure, adornment, and success. Wiley is known for portraiture that engages the signs and visual rhetoric of the heroic, powerful, majestic, and sublime in his representation of urban black men. His iconography, juxtaposing historical technique and stylistic features with …

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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.”

Kehinde Wiley

NINE OF COINS, From the series "Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project" Limited Edition 5th Anniversary Print Collection, 2015

Museum Edition 2015, Museum archival digital print embossed with high gloss spot lacquer finish / framed 20 × 16 in 50.8 × 40.6 cm Edition 3/7 + 3AP
20 × 16 in
50.8 × 40.6 cm
.
$3,500
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