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Kehinde Wiley: Redefining Portraiture and Power Through the Lens of African American Identity

Hailed as one of the most influential artists of our time, Kehinde Wiley’s legacy is as monumental as his paintings. Born in Los Angeles in 1977, Wiley’s transformative journey began on the West Coast, but his bold narrative resonates globally. His work, an intersection of historical portraiture and contemporary issues of race and identity, has …

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Paintings of Afro-American Artist Show Black Folks in a Positive Light

Black men in the USA are generally viewed with suspicion as they are associated with fear and violence. Here is a portrait painter, who has taken it upon himself to change this view through his vibrant and colorful paintings of black people. Meet Kehinde Wiley, an Afro-American portrait painter, who aims to change this general …

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