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Kehinde Wiley “Down” Exhibition

kehinde-wiley-down-exhibition-5Characterized by his contemporary presentations of African American men in unfamiliar scenarios including “fallen warriors, saints, and classical mythology”, Kehinde Wiley recently began his third solo show at SoHo’s Deitch Projects. Seven young men from Brooklyn each posed for a series of paintings as you see a strong juxtaposition of the men’s contemporary looks against the noticeably inconsistent styles of the backdrops which reference “fallen warriors and saints that appeared in the old 18th and 19th century paintings of Holbein, Mantegna, Houdon, Maderno, Retout and Clesinger”. Among the highlights is a25 foot piece with a suggested price of $300,000 USD. The exhibition runs from now until December 20th.

Kehinde Wiley “Down” Exhibition
Deitch Projects
Tuesday – Saturday | 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
18 Wooster Street
New York City, NY

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November 4, 2008 - Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, News, photography, raw art gallery | ,

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