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The Impossible Weight That Public Sculptures Of Women Must Bear

It’s not just the sexualized, weirdly tiny Mary Wollstonecraft; it’s not just the naked Medusa in the park; it’s not just that rather iffy sculpture of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner Truth all sitting down to plan universal suffrage. No. It’s the arc of public art for its entire history – and we do mean history in this case. “Two millennia of European and American history could be told through a genealogy of equestrian monuments to men, from Marcus Aurelius to Gattamela...
Tags: Art, Wiley, Medusa, Mary Wollstonecraft, Visual, Kehinde Wiley, Marcus Aurelius, Sojourner Truth, Susan B Anthony Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Gattamelata, 11.27.20


The Renaissance Reno Downtown offers a gambling- and smoke-free environment that emphasizes Reno's overlooked artistic side — plus it has comprehensive new COVID protocols

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The Renaissance Reno Downtown offers a quieter stay away from the casinos, but is still close to all the action. The hotel recently launched an Art Studio Package that turns suites into private art studios. I spent one night in a King Bed Suite for $220 to test out this package. My rate included an upgraded room, art supplies, and a complimentary bike rental.  Read more: Is it safe to stay in a hotel right...
Tags: Barack Obama, Trends, Moon, Marriott, Andy Warhol, Nevada, Tripadvisor, Tahoe, Reno, Washoe County, Aspen, Northern Nevada, El Dorado, Kehinde Wiley, Marriott Hotel, Truckee River


Meet the Black millennial art curator who worked on a Zendaya photoshoot, had her portrait featured in Beyoncé's 'Black Is King,' and was just tapped by auction house Christie's to curate an exhibit

Destinee Ross-Sutton. Courtesy the artist and Destinee Ross-Sutton 2020 Twenty-four-year-old Destinee Ross-Sutton has already made big splashes in the art world.  She just wrapped up an exhibit with famed auction house Christie's and a photoshoot with celebrity stylist Law Roach. In an interview with Business Insider, Ross-Sutton talks about diversity and inclusion in the art world, and how she hopes to use her platform to elevate the next generation of Black artists.  Visit Business Insid...
Tags: New York, Beyonce, Instagram, Entertainment, Life, Nigeria, Trends, Strategy, Wealth, Brooklyn, Luxury, New York Times, Christie's, Black, Mellon Foundation, New York University


Meet the Black millennial art curator who was tapped by auction house Christie's for an exhibit, reps an artist Beyoncé featured in 'Black Is King,' and worked on a Zendaya photoshoot

Destinee Ross-Sutton. Courtesy the artist and Destinee Ross-Sutton 2020 Twenty-four-year-old Destinee Ross-Sutton has already made big splashes in the art world.  She just wrapped up an exhibit with famed auction house Christie's and a photoshoot with celebrity stylist Law Roach. In an interview with Business Insider, Ross-Sutton talks about diversity and inclusion in the art world, and how she hopes to use her platform to elevate the next generation of Black artists.  Visit Business Insid...
Tags: New York, Beyonce, Instagram, Entertainment, Life, Nigeria, Trends, Strategy, Wealth, Brooklyn, Luxury, New York Times, Christie's, Black, Mellon Foundation, New York University


Meet the Black millennial art curator who was tapped by auction house Christie's for an exhibit, whose portrait Beyoncé featured in 'Black Is King,' and worked on a Zendaya photoshoot

Destinee Ross-Sutton. Courtesy the artist and Destinee Ross-Sutton 2020 Twenty-four-year-old Destinee Ross-Sutton has already made big splashes in the art world.  She just wrapped up an exhibit with famed auction house Christie's and a photoshoot with celebrity stylist Law Roach. In an interview with Business Insider, Ross-Sutton talks about diversity and inclusion in the art world, and how she hopes to use her platform to elevate the next generation of Black artists.  Visit Business Insid...
Tags: New York, Beyonce, Instagram, Entertainment, Life, Nigeria, Trends, Strategy, Wealth, Brooklyn, Luxury, New York Times, Christie's, Black, Mellon Foundation, New York University


Online course shows young artists how to make portraits in Kehinde Wiley's style

The pandemic has inspired a slew of great courses for young artists, like this Bite-Sized Art History course that teaches about President Obama's official portraitist Kehinde Wiley and shows young artists how to make their own portrait in his style. Wiley's Obama portrait caused an immediate and unprecedented reaction, according to The Smithsonian: From the moment of their unveiling at the National Portrait Gallery in early 2018, the portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama have become two o...
Tags: Video, Kids, News, Obama, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Wiley, Howto, Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, Barack, Kehinde Wiley, Amy Sherald, Obama Portraits, Art Tutorial


20 Of The Wildest Puma Boot Releases and Colorways!

If there is a brand that knows a thing or two about creating outlandish boot designs, it is Puma. For over a decade, they have been feeding us with electric colorways and wild custom patterns, most of which were limited edition. From dragons to 3-D designs, textured patterns and the lightest boots available on the market, you never really know what to expect next from the Cat. They have continually found ways to push boundaries and keep fans excited. Here, we take a closer look at some of the w...
Tags: Ebay, Mexico, Africa, Sport, Soccer, Mario Balotelli, One, Tokyo, Bob Marley, Puma, Latest, Agüero, Antoine Griezmann, Atletico, Kehinde Wiley, Griezmann


Two Napoleons in Brooklyn, One in Timberlands

The Brooklyn Museum has hung Jacques-Louis David’s “Bonaparte Crossing the Alps” alongside an adaptation by Kehinde Wiley. It’s a face-off between two visions of the political power of art.
Tags: Art, News, David, Brooklyn, Museums, Wiley, Napoleon, Kehinde Wiley, Bonaparte, Brooklyn Museum, Jacques Louis David, Race and Ethnicity, Brooklyn (NYC, Kehinde, Jacques-Louis, Apes**t (Song


Best cities for black travelers 2020

The Year of Return has come to an end, and whether or not you were able to make the pilgrimage, it remained a cultural phenomenon, sweeping the diaspora worldwide. This celebrity-studded, year-long event was created by the Ghanaian government to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first African slaves arriving at Jamestown, packaged in an invitation to Ghana. Formally announced by President Nano Akufo-Addo in September 2018, its aim was to celebrate “the cumulative resilience of all the ...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Washington, France, White House, India, Nigeria, Africa, US, Senegal, Unesco, South Africa, Paris, Oscar, Nba, Michelle Obama


Smithsonian To Send Popular Obama Portraits On A National Tour

Kehinde Wiley’s official portrait of President Obama and Amy Sherald’s painting of the first lady, like the Obamas themselves, broke boundaries. L.A.-born, New York-based Wiley and New York-based Sherald were the first African American artists to be chosen by the National Portrait Gallery for such commissions. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, New York, Obama, Wiley, National Portrait Gallery, Visual, Obamas, Kehinde Wiley, Amy Sherald, Sherald, 01.23.20


Obama Portraits to Tour the Nation

The works by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald will make their way to five cities from June 2021 through May 2022, including a stop at the Brooklyn Museum.
Tags: News, Kehinde Wiley, Amy Sherald, Obama Portraits


"The Obama Portraits" coming from Princeton University Press in February 2020

The Obama Portraits Princeton University Press The Obama Portraits (Publication Date: February 11, 2020) is a reception history and historicization of the meaning of Barack and Michelle’s portraiture by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald.  The book features A reversible cover so that buyers can either feature Barack’s portrait or Michelle’s  Never-before-seen behind-the-scenes photographs of the artists at work Photographs the unveiling ceremony by the ...
Tags: Obama, Washington, Religion, Wiley, Princeton University Press, National Portrait Gallery, Barack, Pete Souza, Michelle, Duke University, Kehinde Wiley, William J Zick, Amy Sherald, Dorothy Moss, Sherald, Kim Sajet


New Yorker Profiles Kehinde Wiley as Artist Installs Sculpture in Virginia

As Kehinde Wiley‘s Rumors of War heads to a permanent installation in Virginia, the artist speaks to New Yorker on his vision and process.  “I recall trying to re-create some Velázquez paintings in which men were on horseback,” he says. “I actually hired Hollywood horses, so they could deal with the flashes.  It turns out, the artists […]
Tags: Art, Hollywood, News, Virginia, Art News, Minipost, Kehinde Wiley


"The person, I can totally abhor and loathe, but the work is the work... Once an artist creates something, it doesn’t belong to the artist anymore: It belongs to the world."

Said Vicente Todolí, who was the director of the Tate Modern when it put on a big Gauguin exhibition in 2010, quoted in "Is It Time Gauguin Got Canceled?/Museums are reassessing the legacy of an artist who had sex with teenage girls and called the Polynesian people he painted 'savages'" (NYT).“I love his paintings, but I find him a little bit strange,” [said Kehinde Wiley, a male African-American painter]. “The ways we see black and brown bodies from the Pacific are shot through his sense of des...
Tags: Art, Law, Pedophilia, New Zealand, Naked, Wiley, Tate Modern, Pacific, Gauguin, Kehinde Wiley, Egon Schiele, Remer, Ann Althouse, Vicente Todolí, Clausen Pedersen, Todolí


Kehinde Wiley Debuts Sculpture In Times Square Featuring An African American Warrior

The statue, "Rumors of War," is artist Kehinde Wiley's first public work of art. It echoes statues of generals on horseback but this warrior is African American, in dreadlocks and Nike shoes.
Tags: News, Nike, Kehinde Wiley


Kehinde Wiley Launches Residency in Dakar, Senegal

Kehinde Wiley has launched a residency in Dakar, Senegal, called Black Rock Senegal. “Black Rock Senegal came out of a direct need to engage Africa in a much more personal way,” he says. “After years of exploring the continent’s many cultures and countries I had a personal desire to create a workspace in West Africa. As […]
Tags: Art, News, Africa, Senegal, West Africa, Art News, Minipost, Dakar Senegal, Kehinde Wiley, Black Rock Senegal


African-American artist Kehinde Wiley is laying down roots in Senegal

The first African-American artist to paint an official presidential portrait of former US President Barack Obama will soon open an artist residency program in Dakar.
Tags: US, Barack Obama, Senegal, Cnn, Kehinde Wiley


Kehinde Wiley Interviewed in The Guardian

Kehinde Wiley is profiled in The Guardian this week, as he reflects on his recent work and the impact of his creative project. “The great heroic, often white, male hero dominates the picture plane and becomes larger than life, historic and significant,” he says. “That great historic storytelling of myth-making or propaganda is something we inherit as artists. […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Kehinde Wiley


Phillips Adds Selling Exhibition of African American Artists

Phillips is planning to add a selling exhibition of African American artists to its calendar this winter, featuring work by Fred Wilson and Kehinde Wiley, among others.  “It gives proper recognition to these extraordinary artists of the mid-20th and early 21st centuries alongside their contemporaries,” says Arnold Lehman.Read more at Art Market Monito
Tags: Art, News, Fred Wilson, Art News, Minipost, Phillips, Kehinde Wiley, Arnold Lehman Read


Kehinde Wiley: Obama portrait artist opens Lagos studio

Kehinde Wiley's Barack Obama painting is the first official US presidential portrait by a black artist.
Tags: News, Obama, US, Barack Obama, Lagos, Kehinde Wiley


Kehinde Wiley Explains How He Deals With Self-Doubt, And Fame, As A Painter

Wiley, who painted the presidential portrait for former President Barack Obama: “My first thought was that no one makes it as a painter. I was just looking around at the landscape of contemporary art, which was pretty dry in Southern California during the ’90s. There was no modeling for success when it came to a job in the arts. So I thought that my best option would probably be in arts education. … I just knew that that would enable me to support my art habit.”
Tags: Art, Barack Obama, Wiley, Southern California, Visual, Kehinde Wiley, 11.04.18


Renaissance Reminiscent Paintings Celebrate Ferguson, St. Louis Residents

Kehinde Wiley paints black men and women in poses once associated with white aristocrats. He says he's claiming space in the art museum for people who have not always felt welcome there.(Image credit: Saint Louis Art Museum)
Tags: News, Kehinde Wiley


John Malveaux: Skirball Cultural Center: "The World Stage: Israel" by Kehinde Wiley

John Malveaux   of  www.MusicUNTOLD.com   forwards this from the Skirball Cultural Center: Don’t miss two works at the Skirball Cultural Center from The World Stage: Israel by Kehinde Wiley, who was commissioned to paint President Barack Obama's official portrait for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. For The World Stage: Israel, Wiley chose his subjects from nightclubs and shopping districts in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Lod, elevating everyday people into...
Tags: Israel, Religion, Barack Obama, Kehinde Wiley, Skirball Cultural Center, Jerusalem Tel Aviv, William J Zick, John Malveaux, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Israel Wiley


'Michael Jackson: On the Wall': New exhibition in London tells 'untold story' of the late pop superstar

Among the images on display in “Michael Jackson: On the Wall” at the National Portrait Gallery are artworks by the legendary pop artist Andy Warhol and the last portrait commissioned by the singer, by New York-based painter Kehinde Wiley.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, New York, London, News, Andy Warhol, Usa Today, Michael Jackson, National Portrait Gallery, Kehinde Wiley


Ship of Fools by Kehinde Wiley on show at Queens House in Greenwich

Ship of Fools (2017) by Kehinde Wiley 2724mm x 2225mm oil on canvas The first work by the American artist Kehinde Wiley  to be acquired by a public collection in the UK went on show today at the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Katherine Tyrrell]
Tags: Art, UK, Greenwich, Katherine Tyrrell, Kehinde Wiley, Queens House


What Kendrick Lamar's Win Means For Hip Hop

"Lamar’s historic win figures in the grander, affected consecration of blackness within élite spaces—exemplified, I think, by the “thousand flowers of expectation” blooming in Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of Barack Obama. It was Obama, with his caucuses of rappers in the White House, who accelerated the conclusion that hip-hop had earned a prestige as a great American […]
Tags: Art, Music, Obama, White House, Barack Obama, Kendrick Lamar, Lamar, Kehinde Wiley, 04.17.18


Nonprofit Orgs Suffer Collateral Damage In The #MeToo Conflict

"The Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation" - co-founded by rap mogul Russell Simmons - "has helped pay for art and dance classes for thousands of children and opened galleries giving young artists of color, such as Kehinde Wiley, who would later paint the official portrait of Barack Obama, a place to showcase their work. ... [And] […]
Tags: Art, Barack Obama, Issues, Russell Simmons, Kehinde Wiley, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, 04.02.18


Reading Portraiture

Have you seen the Obama's presidential portraits? The paintings were just unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery on February 12th, 2018.  Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald were the first African American artists commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to paint their portraits! In this episode of Teaching with Creativity, we go [...] The post Reading Portraiture appeared first on EducationCloset.
Tags: Obama, Interviews, Arts Integration, National Portrait Gallery, Kehinde Wiley, Amy Sherald, Posts by Laura, All Episodes, Teaching with Creativity


Using the arts for change on International Women’s Day

With every generation comes difficult and contested times that shape history. In the United States, where we are experiencing one of the most divided society in decades, the sentiment feels omnipresent and pervasive. For women and those of nonconforming gender, the issues at stake are even more expansive than the gun laws, environmental concerns, or tax reforms that are on the minds of our citizens. For those of us who identify as such, personal rights over our bodies and behaviors are being cha...
Tags: Art, Books, Featured, Activism, Russia, Southeast Asia, Turkey, Change, United States, Inspire, Equality, Artists, Michelle Obama, Oprah, Malala, International Women's Day


The response to the Obama Portraits

I found the whole unveiling of the Obama portraits by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherrald and the subsequent reaction to be quite fascinating. The first official presidential portraits of an African... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Katherine Tyrrell]
Tags: Art, Portrait, Obama, Artists, Art Galleries And Museums, Portraiture, Katherine Tyrrell, Kehinde Wiley, Obama Portraits, Amy Sherrald, Portrait Painter