“A New Republic” by Kehinde Wiley at Brooklyn Museum

Posted by The G on March 5, 2015 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Kehinde Wiley.

A New Republic by Kehinde Wiley

A New Republic by Kehinde Wiley

I like Kehinde Wiley’s work.  He explores race, gender and politics in his works, which at times appears to be a giant eff-you to the stiff old white people that are running the art world.  His exhibit “A New Republic” at the Brooklyn Museum, is an impressive body of work highlighting his 14 years in the art world.

Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley

With over 60 works of art in the show, what is most striking are the size of the of canvases.  As you walk into the show, you enter the “church of Kehinde Wiley,” if you will, by seeing a handful of his works on stained glass coupled with some paintings.

Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley

As you enter the second gallery, there are dozens of massive, and I mean massive, paintings.  Each work has so much detail and the backgrounds of each painting have a lot going on, even if you are not crazy about the subject matter, you cannot help but being wowed.

Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley

Is that Michael Jackson on on that horse?  Why yes it is!

Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley

“A New Republic” by Kehinde Wiley is showing at the Brooklyn Museum until May 24, 2015.  Check it out!

Partial Gallery View

Partial Gallery View

“An Economy of Grace” by Kehinde Wiley

Posted by The G on May 7, 2012 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Kehinde Wiley.

"An Economy of Grace" by Kehinde Wiley. Now showing at Sean Kelly Gallery in NYC through June 16, 2012.

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.

Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley

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!

Off with that white woman's head!

“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.

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