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Kehinde Wiley's art brings color to the Old Masters

The New York painter has become a star for his unconventional portraits of everyday people.        
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A mid-career retrospective of prolific artist Kehinde Wiley opens at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Arts : Artdaily

An exhibition featuring portraits by one of the country?s leading contemporary artists is on view June 11 through September 5 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Composed of more than 50 monumental paintings and sculptures, Kehinde...

Kehinde Wiley's in town

Arts / Painting : Two Coats of Paint

Art star Kehinde Wiley has two shows on view right now, at the Jewish Museum of New York and Sean Kelly in Chelsea. In the NYTimes, Martha Schwendener gives a little background: "After earning a master of fine arts at Yale in 2001, ...

Works by Salomon van Ruysdael and Kehinde Wiley among newest acquisitions by Wadsworth Atheneum

Arts : Artdaily

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art has acquired two new works of art by major artists: a 17th-century Dutch landscape by Salomon Jacobsz van Ruysdael and a portrait by contemporary American artist Kehinde Wiley. Both purchases hav...

African-American Artist Kehinde Wiley Tells GQ “The History Of Art Has Ignored Black Faces,” His Quest To Change All That And Why He Ignored Michael Jackson’s Initial Requests

Ethnicity & Race / African American : Bossip

Someone we actually like… GQ has just just dropped a gem in the form of an article from its April issue on about African-American portrait painter Kehinde Wiley, who is famed for using some of hip-hop and pop

Kehinde Wiley Takes on Women in New Portraits

Ethnicity & Race / African American : The Root

Contemporary painter Kehinde Wiley is set to debut his latest exhibition, "An Economy of Grace," at New York's Sean Kelly Gallery on Saturday, May 5. In the painter's first exhibition featuring female subjects, Wiley uses his urban ...


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