This limited edition 2023 skate deck features Kehinde Wiley's 2022 painting titled Femme piquée par un serpent (Mamadou Gueye), first exhibited in Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence at Foundazione Giorgio Cini as a collateral event of the 59th international art exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Expanding on Kehinde Wiley's body of work DOWN from 2008, which was initially inspired by Hans Holbein the Younger's The Dead Christ in the Tomb as well as historical paintings and sculptures of fallen warriors and figures in the state of repose, Wiley created an unsettling series of prone Black bodies, re-conceptualizing classical pictorial forms to create a contemporary version of monumental portraiture, resounding with violence, pain, and death, as well as ecstasy.
ORDERS SHIP APRIL 7TH, 2023
-100% sustainably sourced hard rock maple
- 8"W x 31.875 L
Designed in New York City. Made in Los Angeles.
Net proceeds from your purchase support the artists-in-residence program Black Rock Sénégal, founded by Wiley in 2019.
Shipping: Customers are responsible for all duties and taxes on International Shipments. All orders ship from the USA.
Established in 2019, Black Rock Senegal is a multidisciplinary artist-in-residence program founded by Kehinde Wiley in Dakar, Senegal. The program brings together international artists to live and work at Wiley’s coastal compound for 1-3 month residencies. Designed by Senegalese architect Abib Djenne, the complex includes a residence and studio space for Wiley along with 3 single-occupancy residency apartments with adjacent studio spaces. Our mission is to support new artistic creation through collaborative exchange and to incite change in the global discourse about Africa. More information about Black Rock is available online at www.blackrocksenegal.org.