Photos by G. Art by Kehinde Wiley.
Kehinde Wiley is on fire! His art is in the permanent collections across the country and as is the current art trend, he has not one but two major exhibitions happening simultaneously in New York. “An Economy of Grace” is showing at Sean Kelly Gallery and “The World Stage: Israel” is showing at the Jewish Museum.
The detail, sizes of paintings and color schemes Wiley uses are great and are very impressive when viewed up close. “An Economy of Grace” was inspired by the marginalization of African-American women in art history. In addition, Wiley collaborated with Riccardo Tisci, Creative Director of the famed French couture house Givenchy, who created dresses that Wiley’s models wore. Kehinde Wiley is not stopping there, however. A documentary inspired by “An Economy of Grace” is being made and he’s also designed the artwork for singer Santigold’s latest record. Go Kehinde, go!
“An Economy of Grace” by Kehinde Wiley is running through June 16, 2012 at Sean Kelly Gallery, which is located at 528 West 29th Street in New York.