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  1. Initially, Wiley’s portraits were based on photographs taken of young men found on the streets of Harlem. As his practice grew, his eye led him toward an international view, including models found in urban landscapes throughout the world – such as Mumbai, Senegal, Dakar and Rio de Janeiro, among others – accumulating to a vast body of ...

  2. Welcome to the Kehinde Wiley Shop. I hope you enjoy our exclusive, limited-edition designs which raise money to support Black Rock Senegal, the multidisciplinary artist-in-residence program I created in Dakar, Senegal. Thank you for your support!

  3. 560k Followers, 2,901 Following, 271 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Kehinde Wiley (@kehindewiley) kehindewiley. Verified. Follow. 271 posts. 560K followers.

  4. Kehinde Wiley was born and grew up in South-central Los Angeles with an African-American mother, Freddie Mae Wiley, and a Yoruba father from Nigeria, Isaiah D. Obot, who came to the United States as a scholarship student and then returned to Africa after finishing his studies to work as an architect, leaving Wiley's mother to raise their six ...

  5. Kehinde Wiley, (born February 28, 1977, Los Angeles, California, U.S.), American artist best known for portraits that feature African Americans in the traditional settings of Old Master paintings. Wiley’s childhood experiences in the South Central neighbourhood of Los Angeles were enriched by his mother’s passion for education. At the age of 11, he took art classes at a conservatory at ...

  6. Kehinde Wiley restages classical portraits and sculptures, replacing historical white subjects with contemporary subjects of color. His lush, narratively rich canvases draw on textile patterns and the compositional tenets of Old Masters such as …

  7. Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of President Obama has inspired an unprecedented response from the public, and will be featured in The Obama Portraits Tour, organized by the National Portrait Gallery. The tour will travel to seven cities across the U.S. from June 2021 through October 2022 and is expected to reach millions of people who might not ...

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