Allow Me To Introduce: Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic

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Who: Kehinde Wiley is a New York-based portrait painter

What: Museum Exhibition

Where: Brooklyn Museum -200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052

When: Until May 24, 2015

How Much: Adults $16

Why:  Kehinde Wiley’s: A New Republic raise questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation by portraying contemporary African-American men and women using the conventions of traditional European portraiture. The exhibition includes an overview of the artist’s prolific fourteen-year career and features sixty paintings and sculptures. I researched Kehinde Wiley after finding out that he was the artist behind some of the great paintings on the hit show Empire. Specifically, Wiley’s Le Roi a La Chasse is featured in the dining room of Lucious Lyon’s house. (ring a bell?) The painting is part of Wiley’s Rumors of War series, works inspired by the history of equestrian portraiture. Read more about the Art on Empire here.

Get more information about the exhibit Here 

And don’t forget to visit Kehinde Wiley’s  Site Here

Ash Renee

Ash Renee, is an NYC Real Estate/Business Lawyer, Consultant, and Blogger. A New York transplant for the last 10 years, Ash loves exploring the NYC restaurants, fashion, and the black professional social scene. Ash was born and raised in Chicago.

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