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Sean Kelly announces An Economy of Grace, Kehinde Wiley’s debut exhibition at the gallery. The exhibition represents a significant departure from Wiley’s previous subject matter by depicting African-American women, his first-ever series dedicated to female subjects.

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Sean Kelly announces An Economy of Grace, Kehinde Wiley’s debut exhibition at the gallery. The exhibition represents a significant departure from Wiley’s previous subject matter by depicting African-American women, his first-ever series dedicated to female subjects. The models for the paintings were cast on the streets of New York City. Their poses are based on historical portraits of society …

Sean Kelly announces An Economy of Grace, Kehinde Wiley’s debut exhibition at the gallery. The exhibition represents a significant departure from Wiley’s previous subject matter by depicting African-American women, his first-ever series dedicated to female subjects. The models for the paintings were cast on the streets of New York City. Their poses are based on historical portraits of society women by Jacques-Louis David, Thomas Gainsborough and John Singer Sargent, among others.

Instead of representing the models in their own clothes, as is the case with his portraits of men, Wiley has …

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