Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The Brooklyn Museum presents Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, the first museum survey of the artist's rich and prolific career. Comprised of sixty works, the exhibition includes Wiley's early portrait paintings, inspired by the artist's observation of street life in Harlem and set to the visual language of classical European portraiture, as well as his recent explorations in sculpture and stained glass.
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 07, 2014
A perfect lead up to the World Cup in Brazil this summer. The exhibition, Fútbol: The Beautiful Game, open at LACMA in Los Angeles, examines football—nicknamed "the beautiful game" by one sports commentator—and its significance in societies around the world. As a subject, football touches on issues of nationalism and identity, globalism and mass spectacle, as well as the common human experience shared by spectators from many cultures.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 07, 2013
You could spend an entire day in Art Basel Miami Beach, the main and signature fair of what has become the world's biggest art week each year. After all the parties, the special projects, and even all the celebrity gossip, we are all here to see the main fair, and this year Juxtapoz decided to just wander around, take it all in, and capture just a few things that caught our eye.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to announce that it will host ‘The World Stage: Jamaica', coinciding with Frieze London, Kehinde Wiley's first ever UK solo exhibition. Born in 1977, Wiley has already achieved international recognition for his highly naturalistic paintings of contemporary urban men adopting heroic poses directly referencing classical portraiture. Juxtapoz' London correspondent, Butterfly, made it out to the opening.
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 04, 2013
Former Juxtapoz cover artist Kehinde Wiley will be bringing his continuing series "The World Stage" (this time Jamaica) to Stephen Friedman Gallery in London this fall. Opening October 15, the exhibition features Jamaican men and women assuming poses taken from 17th and 18th century British portraiture, the first one in the "World Stage" series to feature portraits of women.
Vault // Monday, September 09, 2013
Kehinde Wiley has always been one of our favorite painters, and in January 2010, we sent contributing editor Joey Garfield to the artist's NYC studio for a conversation about Wiley's ongoing and developing The World Stage series. At this point, Wiley was well on his way to becoming a world-famous painter, with major shows at museums and galleries, such as Roberts & Tilton and Deitch Projects, but we think we captured the artist at a perfect moment, ready for his World Stage...
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 08, 2013
As you may know, the art world has descended upon New York CIty (well, its always does, but this week is special) for the Armory Show and satellite art fairs. This morning, we took a tour of both the Modern and Contemporary portions of the Armory. And we took a bunch of photos...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 10, 2013
A museum show we have been looking forward to all winter: Former cover artist, Kehinde Wiley, will be showing The World Stage: Israel series at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco beginning on February 14, 2013. The former SFAI student has turned his World Stage series into one of the most exciting, and revered series in contemporary art, and we are very excited that CJM, who has had great shows over the past few years, will bring the World Stage to SF.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
A busy weekend in NYC during the Frieze Art Fair celebration saw the opening of Kehinde Wiley's newest body of work, An Economy of Grace, at Sean Kelly Gallery. The exhibition marked a new departure from Wiley’s previous work and subject matter by depicting African-American women, his first-ever series dedicated to female subjects.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 16, 2012
January 2010 cover artist, Kehinde Wiley, has 4 paintings from his The World Stage—Israel series on display with Roberts + Tilton Gallery at ARCOMadrid in Madrid, Spain through February 19. You know what that means? You have time left to see it. The series continues Wiley's theme of documenting local residents of otherwise overlooked populations in the style of the great masters of portrait art.