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daniellecolding Is it just me or does my @nymag portrait feel like it could be part of the #KehindeWiley plate series?!? #randomthoughts #justsayin #icandream #designer #decor #decorativeplate #dcdny 14h

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robertsandtilton Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, Sep 20, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016 at
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; an overview highlighting the range of the artist's prolific 14-year career and comprising approximately 60 works. The exhibition begins with early examples of paintings inspired by Wiley’s observations of street life in Harlem; these images of African-American men mark the onset of his focused exploration of the male figure. In subsequent work, Wiley further examines the European tradition of portraiture, taking specific paintings by renowned masters such as Titian, Van Dyck, and Manet and replacing the historical subjects with contemporary, young black men sporting fashionable urban gear. These likenesses are set against ornate, decorative backgrounds on large canvases — part of Wiley's signature style — in order to raise issues of class in addition to race and gender. A New Republic also includes a selection from the artist’s ongoing World Stage project, examples of his bronze busts, and a chapel-like structure that showcases his new stained-glass "paintings." Image: Kehinde Wiley "Leviathan Zodiac (The World Stage: Israel)" 2011 #kehindewiley #modernartmuseumoffortworth
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Ludwig VICTORIA FROM ST. LOUIS
vwreen Today...I Love My Job!
#KehindeWiley on the wall yall!!
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Normal VICTORIA FROM ST. LOUIS
vwreen "I'M OUT HERE"
On Set & Loving This Environment!
Big Ups Markus & God Bless Your Music Video Shoot Today Bro! #KehindeWiley behind me lol!
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17h vwreen
Video VICTORIA FROM ST. LOUIS
vwreen Look...
#KehindeWiley Right Behind Me...
First time in someone's home who owns an original piece! Today was a good day!
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msmarvelart As some of us watch #empire this season please mindful of the amazing #art shown throughout the scenes. Last season we saw #Basquiat and @kehindeWiley #kehindeWiley artist that achieved greatness in there craft! #artist of all kind can make a difference. 20h

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valvescovi Big Daddy Kane by Kehinde Wiley, this painting is at the Boca Museum, it's huge & gorgeous, one of my faves #kehindewiley #bocaartmuseum 2d

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fraemd_art [ #artiststowatch ] Kehinde Wiley in his studio. The creator of popping BIG artworks combining African-Americans and old European Masters. His artistic process? In preparing the series he approaches African-American men passing by in Harlem asking permission to create a portrait of them imitating a figure in an old master of their choice (Raphael, Titian, Gainsborough, Sargent). Great work, check it out: @kehindewiley #artoftheday #whatweswipe #whatdoyouthink #art #kehindewiley #FRAEMd #talents #oldmasters 2d

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bigshotklim #kehindewiley toy we developed. Many amazing artists were involved in this series. It was a great honor to develop this project with #visionaireworld #visionaireworld #chippkidd #rcrumbart #rcrumbart #BigshotToyworks @kehindewiley 3d

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jonharney Channeling #KehindeWiley with #ChrisBurden's "Porsche With Meteorite" 3d

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artnewsafrica The 104th Annual Exhibition
Breath/Breadth: Contemporary American Black Male Identity
Opening Reception at Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College
Thursday, September 3rd
5 to 7 p.m.
The exhibition Breath/Breadth: Contemporary American Black Male Identity, explores wide-ranging visual expressions, defying the impulse to hone in on singular, cohesive definitions because it is precisely the impulse to categorize that encourages racial profiling. While focusing on a particular demographic, Breath/Breadth demonstrates the complexity of this demographic. Artists include Radcliffe Bailey, Kevin Beasley, Mark Bradford, Nick Cave, Todd Gray, Rashid Johnson, Titus Kaphar, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Hank Willis Thomas and Kehinde Wiley. Breath/Breadth aims to be intentional about revealing diversity, while also making reference to recent racial strife embodied in the concept of “breath” as it refers to the now very charged quote “I can’t breathe” resonating with the current dialogue over how we identify and value black lives. At the same time, our collective concept of breath is poetic and meditative, ultimately common, life-sustaining, non-racial. Image:
Todd Gray, ‘Atlanta By Boat,’ 2015, archival pigment print, wood frame. 43 ½ x 61 ½ x 2 ½ in. Courtesy of the Artist and Samson Projects, Boston, MA. #art #exhibition #contemporaryart #kehindewiley #hankwillisthomas #rashidjohnson #toyinojihodutola #markbradford #toddgray www.maiermuseum.org
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paschanista Listened to @kehindewiley give a lecture yesterday! Loved hearing him discuss his process and hear stories behind some of his works! #kehindewiley #empire #art #culture 4d

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tammieholland Art inspired by #KehindeWiley and
created by students participating in @InspireSTL and #Collage, a program designed to help students awaken their creativity while gaining confidence through self expression. If you REALLY want to stop the violence in St. Louis, find an educational program to support. Lead a kid to a pencil and paintbrush instead of a gun. #SupportTheArts #InvestInKids #EducationIsTheKey #exodusgalleries #YouthCharacterDevelopment #LOVE
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  •   carmelsmyln I like this and what the program represent 4d
  •   tammieholland Me too! These kids are brilliant! Their interpretation of Kehinde Wiley's work is beyond good. I am inspired. @carmelsmyln 4d
  •   carmelsmyln @tammieholland: I was havn a down in my spirit kind of day and this has lifted me. I love looking at #brilliance You are surely correct about encouraging our youth to do better and the only is through self confidence, a positive attitude on life, and high self-esteem I needed to read this post #thankyouLoveBug 4d
  •   jamilasupreme Stunning 4d
  •   lopratts Tammie, can u play the song, Take it to the Streets, by Rebirth Brass Band..Im from N.O living in STL n Iim a lil home sick n need to hear a lil second line music while driving to work 2d
  •   tammieholland Lol! That would be fly. Let me work on that one for you! @lopratts 2d

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