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Kehinde Wiley (GIFT QUALITY)

Sarah Lewis

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ISBN 10: 0847835499 / ISBN 13: 9780847835492
Published by U.S.A.: Rizzoli, 2012
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A fine, fresh, hardcover copy with a clean, well-bound interior and neon magenta exterior with bold, gilt lettering on cover and spine. Some light corner wear/creasing, otherwise as-new. Gilted pages on all edges. Boldly-illustrated endpapers. Housed in a fine dust jacket, embellished with large, gorgeous color illustrations and gilt lettering. Light edgewear, otherwise as-new. 9.5"x12.75", 248 pages. A collection of artwork by renowned New York portrait painter Kehinde Wiley, known for his works of conceptual realism, using people of color as his primary focus and putting them in dignified or heroic poses. Heavily illustrated with gorgeous, full-page, full-color paintings. To access more books related to art, go to and search using our unique keyword ARTBX, or visit our shop in Fort Worth. Bookseller Inventory # GMSC 741

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Title: Kehinde Wiley (GIFT QUALITY)

Publisher: U.S.A.: Rizzoli

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Known for his oversize paintings of contemporary African-Americans in heroic poses inspired by the great history and portrait painters of the past, Kehinde Wiley’s clever and ironic “reversals” have provided rich commentary on the nature of race and power in our society. His work began primarily from photographs he took of young men on the street in Harlem that he remixed with a fusion of historic painting styles, including elements of the French rococo. As rich visually as it is conceptually, Wiley’s work has drawn attention since his earliest shows in 2001. In the last decade, he has become one of the most important artists of the moment, with work as relevant and resonant to the hip-hop generation as it is to high-end collectors and major museums.

This volume—the only comprehensive monograph on Wiley’s work—offers an in-depth understanding of this important artist’s work. It chronicles both the earliest paintings and photographs and his recent forays into sculpture—bust portraits in bronze in the manner of Renaissance artists.

About the Author:

Kehinde Wiley received his MFA from Yale University in 2001. Shortly after, he became an artist-in-residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem. His work has been exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collection of major museums around the country, including the Brooklyn Museum. Art historian Robert Hobbs is an art historian at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he has held Rhoda Thalhimer Endowed Chair since 1991. He has also been a visiting professor at Yale University since 2004. Recognized as a scholar, teacher, and curator, Hobbs specializes in both late modern and post-modern art. Thelma Golden is the chief curator and director of the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. Sarah Lewis is a scholar, writer, and curator. She has taught at Yale University School of Art in the MFA program and has been an active curator, holding positions at the Tate Modern and the Museum of Modern Art. Brian Keith Jackson is an award-winning author of three novels, a playwright, and a writer on arts and culture. His work has been featured on National Public Radio, and in The New York Times, New York Magazine, the London Observer, Vibe, and Paper, among others. Peter Halley is an artist and the founder of Index magazine.

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