Wadsworth Atheneum

KEHINDE WILEY: A NEW REPUBLIC

Kehinde Wiley has achieved a level of critical and popular success rare for one so young. He has challenged and complicated the tradition of European and American portraiture and brought issues of race, power, and the politics of representation to the fore in our cultural conversation. With its complex blend of appropriation, visual splendor, and, oftentimes, wry humor, Wiley's work has attained a global reach, notably in his remarkable international series The World Stage.

This book presents a broad overview of Wiley's prolific career, from 2001 to the present. It features spectacular portraits of black men - the artist's signature works - along with exciting new developments: portraits of women, monumental sculpture, and "paintings" in stained glass.

Generously illustrated, and with new interpretive texts by an array of distinguished contributors, this comprehensive volume puts before us the full sweep of Wiley's multifaceted career.

Details: By Connie Choi
published 2015, 192 pages, hardcover

 

 

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