The Skate Set
The limited edition 2023 Skate Set features 5 of Kehinde Wiley's paintings, 1 from the series DOWN and 4 from An Archaeology of Silence.
Reclining Nude Deck
Femme Piquée Deck
Christian Martyr Tarcisius Deck
The Virgin Martyr St. Cecilia Deck
Wiley's 2008 series DOWN paved the inspiration and expansion for his 2022 series An Archeology of Silence, first exhibited at Foundazione Giorgio Cini as a collateral event of the 59th international art exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Both series were inspired by Hans Holbein the Younger's The Dead Christ in the Tomb as well as historical paintings and sculptures of fallen warriors and figures in the state of repose. Wiley created an unsettling series of prone Black bodies, re-conceptualizing classical pictorial forms to create a contemporary version of monumental portraiture, resounding with violence, pain, and death, as well as ecstasy.
ORDERS SHIP JULY 24TH, 2023.
-100% sustainably sourced hard rock maple
- 8"W x 31.875 L
Designed in New York City. Made in Oceanside.
Net proceeds from your purchase support the artists-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.