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Kehinde Wiley Art

American, b. 1977

Named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of 2018, American painter Kehinde Wiley (b. 1977) is one of the most widely recognized artists of his generation, best known for re-creating Old Masters works with contemporary Black subjects.

Take, for instance, his large-scale masterpiece Napoleon Leading the Army over the Alps (2005): The painting is nearly identical in both composition and name to Jacques-Louis David’s Bonaparte Crossing the Alps (1800–1), but instead of the French general posed atop a rearing horse, it’s a modern-day Black man, dressed in fatigues and Timberland boots, against a decorative patterned backdrop. Through such paintings and sculptures, Wiley engages in a political act, acknowledging the omission of Black and other nonwhite figures from historical and cultural narratives — especially as seen through the lens of European portraiture — and introducing them as heroes in poses and positions of power.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Wiley discovered his talents as a photorealistic portrait painter as a child, refining them at the San Francisco Art Institute, where he earned his BFA, and at the Yale University School of Art, where he earned his MFA. His art draws from a range of influences; while his paintings are most associated with Old Master portraits, particularly in the Venitian tradition of Titian and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Wiley often sets his subjects in front of ornate patterned backgrounds that reference African textiles and Islamic architecture. In 2017, the artist was commissioned by President Barack Obama to paint his official portrait to hang in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Wiley has garnered numerous accolades, including the U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts, the Brooklyn Museum Asher B. Durand Award for Artistic Achievement, the American Federation for Arts Cultural Leadership Award and the Pratt Legend Award. His works can be found in the collections of acclaimed institutions around the world, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Zabludowicz Collection in London.

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Artist: Kehinde Wiley
Alios Itzhak (Hand Signed by Kehinde Wiley)
By Kehinde Wiley
Located in New York, NY
Kehinde Wiley Alios Itzhak (The Worldstage: Israel), Hand Signed, 2011 100% Canadian maplewood skate deck. Hand signed by Kehinde Wiley 31 3/4 × 8 inches Boldly signed in black marke...
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2010s Pop Art Kehinde Wiley Art

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Wood, Screen

Barack Obama (Hand Signed by Kehinde Wiley)
By Kehinde Wiley
Located in New York, NY
Kehinde Wiley Barack Obama (Hand Signed by Kehinde Wiley), 2018 Offset Lithograph (Hand Signed by Kehinde Wiley) 17 × 11 inches Boldly signed by Kehinde Wiley in black marker on the ...
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2010s Realist Kehinde Wiley Art

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Offset

Kehinde Wiley 'Sophie Arnould Study II' Print, 2016
By Kehinde Wiley
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Kehinde Wiley's 'Sophie Arnould Study II, 2016' is part of a limited edition print of only 30 copies. This beautiful print is a hand-embellished pigment print on Epson Hot Press Bri...
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2010s Contemporary Kehinde Wiley Art

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Pigment

Kehinde Wiley 'Sharrod Hosten Study III' Print, 2020
By Kehinde Wiley
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Kehinde Wiley's 'Sharrod Hosten Study III, 2020' is part of a limited edition print of only 30 copies. Partnered with Sean Kelly Gallery to release Sharrod Hosten Study III (2020), t...
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2010s Pop Art Kehinde Wiley Art

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Archival Paper, Screen

Andries Stilte oversized beach towel
By Kehinde Wiley
Located in New York, NY
Kehinde Wiley Andries Stilte oversized beach towel, 2008 Silkscreen on 100% Cotton Large Beach Towel or hanging tapestry 70 × 60 in Edition of 2000 In original packaging with tag Unf...
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Early 2000s Realist Kehinde Wiley Art

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Cotton, Screen

Barack Obama White House Portrait
By Kehinde Wiley
Located in Atlanta, GA
Medium Posters Condition Print is in pristine condition with four sharp corners and has been stored flat since purchase. Signature Not signed...., not signed Certificate of authentic...
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2010s Contemporary Kehinde Wiley Art

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Hail Thee Who Play (Michael McClure)
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Imagine Peace
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VOTE (6-color screenprint on Coventry rag paper)
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FALCO Dance Co., Aspen, on silver metallic wove paper (Hand Signed & Inscribed)
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Somewhere to Light (16, Glenn)
By James Rosenquist
Located in New York, NY
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New York City Center Anniversary
By Robert Indiana
Located in New York, NY
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Keeping the Culture
By Kerry James Marshall
Located in New York, NY
Kerry James Marshall Keeping the Culture, 2011 Silkscreen and linocut in colors with full margins and deckled edges on Arches paper with full margins and deckled edges 20-1/4 x 30-1/...
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Everyman
By Mary Corita (Sister Corita) Kent
Located in New York, NY
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BAD
By Ed Paschke
Located in New York, NY
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  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Kehinde Wiley is an African American painter known for realistic portraits of people in heroic defeat or triumph. His photo-realistic paintings use a range of references from classical paintings to pop culture. He is best known for his paintings, but he has delved into bronze sculpture as well. Shop a selection of Kehinde Wiley pieces from some of the world’s top art dealers on 1stDibs.

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