Kehinde Wiley was born in Los Angeles in 1977, and the African-American artist works within the boundaries set by the Old European portrait masters like Titian. Wiley’s twist is that he frames the black cultural experience within the pomp, majesty and enormous gilded frames of white art history.
Wiley’s inspiration and work don’t exist in a vacuum. He openly acknowledges how heavily he’s influenced by the long string of artists and events that came before him with direct shout outs to the greats. Thanks to Franglophone and .mic. Follow Kehinde Wiley’s work on his Instagram.
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