19 August 2009

Kehinde Wiley

I'm totally besotted with Kehinde Wiley’s work. These are large, vibrant, meticulously patterned oil paintings of African American men wearing contemporary street fashion, but in mannered poses, after the style of iconic seventeenth- through nineteenth-century Western masterpieces. I'm thrilled by the virtuoso accuracy of the figure studies and the clothing, and the colours are just brilliant. I want! Price: About $80,000