Kehinde Wiley has partnered with Sean Kelly Gallery to release Sharrod Hosten Study III (2020), the second annual limited edition artist print created as a charitable partnership in support of Black Rock Senegal. All net proceeds from the signed edition of 30 prints will benefit Black Rock as charitable contributions.
In 2019 Kehinde Wiley partnered with Absolut Art to release the inaugural Black Rock charitable print, Head of a Young Girl Veiled (2019).
About the artwork: Ten years ago, Kehinde Wiley painted a series of portraits of Sharrod Hosten. This print, Sharrod Hosten Study III, renders the model in three-quarter profile with his eyes turned directly toward the viewer. This classic pose references centuries-long practices in European portraiture which align masculinity with a strong gaze. Subverting traditional renderings of race and gender, Wiley adorns his subject with pink carnations and ladybugs, offering a profoundly delicate portrait of this young, Black man.
31.5 x 23.5 in (80 x 60 cm) Archival ink on paper in artist’s frame
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