Monday, October 25, 2010

STUPIDdope :: Kehinde Wiley

Thanks to my wonderful job at Rolling Out, I get to see a lot of really cool stuff around Atlanta. My most recent assignment at the High Museum was amazing because it put me on a hip hop painter that I'm sure to commission a painting from in about 15 years.

Kehinde Wiley is an American-born Nigerian artist whose work I am really loving right now. As a lover of fine arts, and a High Museum season ticket holder, "the Lebron James of the art world" was a truly exciting assignment to stumble on. You can catch a few of my favorites below. For more information, check out my article here.

I wonder if he paints women, however. I wouldn't mind being the first.
Until then, I can always appreciate a strong portrait of a black man.

You can be the king, but watch the queen conquer.

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