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Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley

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Essays by Simon Kelly and Hannah Klemm.

Published for the artist's solo exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum, this new series of paintings by Brooklyn-based painter Kehinde Wiley (born 1977) reenvisions the museum's holdings as a starting point for succinct observations about representation throughout the history of art. Through a process of street casting starting in 2017, Wiley invited residents he met in the neighborhoods of north St. Louis and Ferguson to pose for his paintings. The artist then created portrait paintings inspired by carefully chosen artworks in the museum's permanent collection. Wiley specifically chose Ferguson, Missouri, after the city became a flashpoint for nationwide protests touching on much larger issues of race, injustice and police violence. 

Published by Roberts Projects, 2018 (2nd edition)
Hardcover, 60 pages with 40 color images
Dimensions: 13 x 10 inches (33.02 x 25.4 cm)
This book is out of print
Condition: Very good, like new

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