Green Leaf Umbrella
Our limited edition Green Leaf umbrella uniquely features not one but two of Kehinde Wiley paintings. The mirrored fists are sampled from Three Wise Men Greeting Entry Into Lagos (2008), first exhibited at the Studio Museum in Harlem as a part of The World Stage: Africa, Lagos-Dakar series. The painting is in the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts permanent collection, and references the Art Deco statue Welcome to Lagos, which stood in Nigeria along the Lagos-Ibadan toll gate between 1991 to 2004.
The green botanical background references a William Cooke wallpaper pattern from the late 19th century, featured in Wiley’s Lunch with Inettia, Lucemy and Soukenya (2021), which was shown in the group show Luncheon on the Grass at Jeffrey Deitch Gallery in Los Angeles. The show featured multiple artists reimagination of Édouard Manet’s 1863 painting Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe.
Hardwood handle, 100% Polyester, and 48" arc canopy.
Designed in NYC. Made in China.
Net proceeds from your purchase support the artist in residence program Black Rock Sénégal, founded by Wiley in 2019.
About Black Rock Senegal
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.