Category Archives: Kehinde Wiley

PUMA: Kehinde Wiley’s Legends of Unity

The PUMA Corporation commissioned a unity painting of African football players by artist Kehinde Wiley – to celebrate the upcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The PUMA presentation – Of The Same Earth – features Samuel Eto’o, Emmanuel EbouĂ©, John Mensah and Kehinde Wiley’s process of creating the Legends of Unity commission artwork.

PUMA’s objective of creating one unity uniform for African national teams and artist Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of African football players togetherness – become this unique story of Africa, football and unity as evident in Wiley’s Legends of Unity.

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The Legends of Unity will be on display at Deitch Projects on Thursday, February 18 through Saturday, February 20 @ 18 Wooster Street in New York, New York [10012] @ 212.343.7300.

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Kehinde Wiley @ Black Light Book

Barneys creative director Simon Doonan and art dealer Jeffrey Deitch came out to celebrate artist Kehinde Wiley at his Black Light book signing @ Barneys New York in NYC.

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Glitz & Grime’s Exhibit Lands @ Vanguard

I attended and saw another great show by artists Glitz & Grime [G&G] at their massive Project Ethos exhibition held at Vanguard @ 6021 Hollywood Boulevard. G&G delivered once again and shot beyond their definition of “a mixed media art group and collaborative trio that incoroporates digital design with physical material such as paint, light, sparkles and paper mache”.

Glitz & Grime

Glitz & Grime has climbed onto my list of must-have art work and on par with the likes of true artists: Max Neutra, Banksy, Mr. Brainwash, Oscar Ramirez, Kehinde Wiley, Michael Page, Jason D’Aquino, Carlos Servando Hernandez, Gary Palmer David Buckingham and some of my other fave [collections].

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Thanks again to the trio artists of Glitz & Grime and special thanks to Brandon [one-third of G&G trio] for the tix and considerable hospitality. To purchase and roam through Glitz & Grime’s extensive art work, visit their site now.

Glitz & Grime

In this recession, there’s no better time than now to store up on luscious arts at great prices, and Glitz & Grime [G&G] should be on top of your acquiring list of collection.

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Painter Kehinde Wiley @ The World Stage: Brazil

I’ve followed Kehinde Wiley’s portraiture paintings for some years now and when I was invited to attend his art lecture at Harold M. Williams Auditorium at J. Paul Getty Center in Los Angeles, I jumped at the rare opportunity. At Getty lecture, Wiley discussed his art and origin, and gave the audience a sneak peek of The World Stage: Brazil – his new upcoming exhibition.

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The World Stage: Brazil opens on Saturday, April 4 at Roberts & Tilton, making it Kehinde Wiley’s third solo exhibition @ Roberts & Tilton. Kehinde’s past world stage series included the continents of Africa and China and The World Stage: Brazil is described as ” through Wiley’s extensive investigative exchange, his contemporary yet historical oeuvre accentuates international cultures and their denizens, evoking discourse on an ever-expanding examination of globalization”.

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Kehinde Wiley have shown at Brooklyn Museum of Art [New York], Columbus Museum of Art [Ohio], Portland Art Museum [Oregon], Hammer Museum [Los Angeles], Rubell Family Collection [Miami], National Portrait Gallery [Washington], Whitney Museum [New York] and Studio Museum [Harlem].

The World Stage: Brazil exhibit ends on Saturday, May 30 @ Roberts & Tilton.
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