“An Economy of
the first series by Kehinde Wiley entirely dedicated to the female figure,and it takes up many of the signature themes of his work:dark, urban bodies in the poses of several premodern European paintings and set against a flourishing, highly decorative background.
The series maintains all the hallmarks of a body of work celebrated for its keen understanding of both art history and contemporary street culture, their combination a global phenomenon played out on Wiley’s World Stage.
It is as transglobal as it is diachronic; it is as saturated with true beauty and glamour as it is postured and theatrical. It is realness with a twist.Yet several key differences mark this project from the majority of those that precede it.”
–Naomi Beckwith of mcachicago
As part of #targetfirstsaturday celebrating #kehindewiley, we will be screening pbsarts’s documentary on this project. Join us at 7pm for the screening of Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace and learn more about this recent development in the artist’s career.