This 3.25 x 4 in. shield shaped patch features Kehinde Wiley’s 2016 painting Tomb of Pope Alexander VII Study I. A monochromatic floral background protrudes around the model and into the foreground. The subject is looking away from the viewer, in comparison to most of Wiley’s oeuvre meets the gaze between subject and onlooker.
Dye-sublimation with purple 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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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.