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Kehinde Wiley

Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio

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A New Republic

‘Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic’ offers an overview of the artist’s prolific 14-year career. His signature portraits of everyday men and women riff on paintings by Old Masters, replacing European aristocrats in those paintings with contemporary black subjects and drawing attention to the absence of African Americans from historical and cultural narratives. The exhibition also features a selection from the artist’s ongoing World Stage project. The touring exhibition is organised by Eugenie Tsai, the John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum where it was shown last year. Find out more about the ‘Kehinde Wiley’ exhibition from the Toledo Museum of Art’s website.

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Houdon Paul-Louis (2011), Kehinde Wiley. Photo: Sarah DeSantis, Brooklyn Museum

Houdon Paul-Louis (2011), Kehinde Wiley. Photo: Sarah DeSantis, Brooklyn Museum

Shantavia Beale II (2012), Kehinde Wiley. © Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Jason Wyche, courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York)

Shantavia Beale II (2012), Kehinde Wiley. © Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Jason Wyche, courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York)

Arms of Nicolas Ruterius, Bishop of Arras (2014), Kehinde Wiley. Courtesy of Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris. © Kehinde Wiley

Arms of Nicolas Ruterius, Bishop of Arras (2014), Kehinde Wiley. Courtesy of Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris. © Kehinde Wiley

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