Duke of Franconia No. 1 Notebook



This exclusive notebook showcases Kehinde Wiley's 2005 painting, Investiture of Bishop Harold as the Duke of Franconia, commissioned by Spike Lee. The painting depicts a Black man adorned in a Brooklyn Dodgers jersey bearing the number 42—a homage to Jackie Robinson. Wiley's artistic approach seamlessly intertwines with art history, as evidenced by the title's reference to an 18th-century Giambattista Tiepolo painting. The piece not only pays tribute to Robinson, but also resonates with Spike Lee's iconic 1989 film "Do The Right Thing," where the protagonist, Mookie, dons the same jersey.

  • Ivory-colored paper (70g/m2, acid free plain pages).
  • Hard cover elastic closure and rounded corners.
  • Dimensions: 6"w x 8.25"d x .5"h.

Net proceeds from your purchase support the artist in residence program Black Rock Sénégal, founded by Wiley in 2019.

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