Jacob de Graeff Patch
This 3.25 x 4 in. shield shaped patch features Kehinde Wiey’s 2018 painting Jacob de Graeff, reimagined from Gerard ter Borch’s 1674 painting of the same name. Brincel Kape’li Wiggins Jr. is the subject of this painting, his hat reads “Ferguson,” a neighborhood outside St. Louis where Michael Brown was killed by police in 2014, sparking protests and outrage throughout all 50 states. Commissioned by the St. Louis Art Museum, Wiley scouted for models throughout northern St. Louis and Ferguson to be the subjects of 11 portraits, all of which would be inspired by historic portraits within the museum's permanent collection.
Dye-sublimation with deep teal merrowed borders and iron on backing.
Net proceeds from your purchase support the artist in residence program Black Rock Sénégal, founded by Wiley in 2019.
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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.