Important Vocabulary: Kehinde Wiley, Portraits, Sculpture, Social & Political Issues, Contemporary Art
Name: Kehinde Wiley
Born: 1977 (Age 34)
Media: Oil paintings & marble sculptures
Artwork Inspiration: His portraits are based on photographs of young men who Wiley sees on the street. He painted men from Harlem’s 125th Street, then South Central neighborhood where he was born. Dressed in street clothes, his models were asked to assume poses from the paintings of Renaissance masters.