I could never choose just one painting by Kehinde Wiley to feature here, but this quadriptych can give you an idea of his incredible & unique style. Wiley, a Los Angeles native, says that his work is about the history of painting as well as a specifically personal history. His large-scale portraits employ the visual rhetoric of wealth and power to modern subjects: black and brown men in their everyday clothing. Casting a global net, his newer work focuses on men from Africa, Brazil and India. See more of his history-bending juxtapositions here: http://www.kehindewiley.com/

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