This limited edition cotton bandana features Kehinde Wiley's Portrait of Nelly Moudime II (2020), a painting from the body of work that Kehinde developed in New York in early 2019, exploring the continued resonance of 1990s hip hop culture in the city. The models from this body of work are people that Kehinde met on the streets of New York, particularly in and around SoHo.
The model is named Nelly Moudime and she lives in New York. She has previously been the subject of two other Kehinde Wiley paintings — an oval painting from a series featuring models in classical European armor (Portrait of Nelly Moudime, 2019), as well as a group portrait (Portrait of Nelly Moudime and Najaee Hall, 2020).
The background pattern references an 18th-century British textile design by William Klburn, designer and calico printer, Wallington, Surrey depicting mixed flowers and their trailing roots. The styling for the shoot was done by American design-duo Dee and Ricky.
Net proceeds from your purchase support the artist in residence program Black Rock Sénégal, founded by Wiley in 2019.
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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.