Kehinde Wiley

Here’s the latest coffee table must-have from Rizzoli New York. It’s an eponymous hardcover featuring the unmistakeable work of New York-based portrait artist Kehinde Wiley. If you’ve never had the pleasure of viewing his work in person, allow me to put the impact in context. First of all, his works tend to be big. Massive, even. And his signature pairing of flashy, young hip-hop type dudes, often seen in somewhat unlikely, historic upper-class haughty aristocratic portrait poses, flanked by over-the-top ornate Rococo detailing, is nothing short of attention-grabbing. It seems so unlikely, yet it works so well. And this clearly isn’t just my personal opinion, Kehinde’s work has made its way around the world many times over – as part of solo exhibits, group shows, and as part of the permanent collection at major museums such as the Brooklyn Museum. This is the first monograph of work by Kehinde Wiley, and covers the breadth of his career; from his earliest paintings and photography, through to his latest explorations into bronze sculpture. At 9.5″ x 12.5″ it has more than enough impact to do justice to the artist’s ork.

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kehinde wiley, art, book, rizzoli, new york, hardcover

kehinde wiley, art, book, rizzoli, new york, hardcover

kehinde wiley, art, book, rizzoli, new york, hardcover

kehinde wiley, art, book, rizzoli, new york, hardcover

kehinde wiley, art, book, rizzoli, new york, hardcover

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