Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley creates powerful and audacious works that are right in step with our times, with today. Yet, his aesthetic roots run deep in art historical appreciation — a quality that satisfies. Bold, easy elegance. Quiet brushwork. Wiley captures today’s cultural flamboyance while giving a satisfying nod to art and artists who’ve come before.

Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and the words of the Vienna Secession’s motto come to mind: “To each age its art, to art its freedom.”

Current exhibition:

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
February 20–May 24, 2015

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977): Three Graces, 2005. Oil and enamel on canvas, 182.9 x 423.8 cm (72 x 96 inches). Hort Family Collection, courtesy Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, California, USA. © Kehinde Wiley. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977): Three Graces, 2005. Oil and enamel on canvas, 182.9 x 423.8 cm (72 x 96 inches). Hort Family Collection, courtesy Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, California, USA. © Kehinde Wiley. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977): Mrs. Siddons, 2012. From: An Economy of Grace. Oil on linen, 72 x 60 inches. © Kehinde Wiley. Photo: kehindewiley.com © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977): Mrs. Siddons, 2012. From: An Economy of Grace. Oil on linen, 72 x 60 inches. © Kehinde Wiley. Photo: kehindewiley.com © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.

Gustav Klimt (Austrian; Art Nouveau, Vienna Secession, 1862-1918): The Dancer (formerly Ria Munk II), c. 1916-1918. Oil on canvas, 180 x 90 cm. Private Collection, New York. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.

Gustav Klimt (Austrian; Art Nouveau, Vienna Secession, 1862-1918): The Dancer (formerly Ria Munk II), c. 1916-1918. Oil on canvas, 180 x 90 cm. Private Collection, New York. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.

Egon Schiele (Austrian; Expressionism, 1890-1918): Portrait of the Painter Anton Peschka, 1909. Oil and metallic paint on canvas, 110.2 x 100 cm. Private Collection. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.

Egon Schiele (Austrian; Expressionism, 1890-1918): Portrait of the Painter Anton Peschka, 1909. Oil and metallic paint on canvas, 110.2 x 100 cm. Private Collection. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977): Kern Alexander Study I, 2011. Oil on paper, 53 x 40 inches. © Kehinde Wiley. Photo: kehindewiley.com © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977): Kern Alexander Study I, 2011. Oil on paper, 53 x 40 inches. © Kehinde Wiley. Photo: kehindewiley.com © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.

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