KEHINDE WILEY: A NEW REPUBLIC AT BROOKLYN MUSEUM
In the lead up to Kehinde Wiley’s major retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum, the artist – famed for his lavish portraits of young black men- has turned his eye to a new subject: women. Dressing seven women in sumptuous couture gowns, his lavishly-staged photographs were inspired by the British and French portraiture of the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Brooklyn Museum’s retrospective will feature 60 paintings and sculptures from Wiley’s prolific career. Runs from February 20 – May 24.