Jacquard tapestry in Wool and Italian viscose
76 x 102 in. (193.04 x 259.08 cm.) Woven in Belguim
Signed by hand and numbered on verso. Accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity. AP 2/10
Ed 48 + 10 APs
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Although, Kehinde Wiley’s works reference specific paintings by Titian and Tiepolo, he draws from a range of art historical and vernacular styles in his compositions, from the French Rococo to the contemporary urban street. Wiley collapses history and style into a uniquely contemporary vision. He describes his approach as ‘interrogating the notion of the master painter, at once critical and complicit.’ He makes figurative paintings that ‘quote historical sources and position young black men within that field of ‘power.’’ His ‘slightly heroic’ figures, sometimes larger than life size, are depicted in poses of power and spiritual awakening. He deliberately mixes images of power and spirituality, using them as a filter in the portrayal of masculinity.