PUBLISHER
Roberts Projects

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 10 x 13 in. / 60 pgs / 40 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Out of stock indefinitely

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2019 p. 115   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9780991488995 TRADE
List Price: $40.00 CDN $55.00 GBP £35.00

AVAILABILITY
Not available

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Saint Louis, MO
Saint Louis Art Museum, 10/19/18–02/10/19

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Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis

Text by Simon Kelly, Hannah Klemm.

Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis

Published for the artist's solo exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum, this new series of paintings by Brooklyn-based painter Kehinde Wiley (born 1977) reenvisions the museum's holdings as a starting point for succinct observations about representation throughout the history of art. Through a process of street casting starting in 2017, Wiley invited residents he met in the neighborhoods of north St. Louis and Ferguson to pose for his paintings. The artist then created portrait paintings inspired by carefully chosen artworks in the museum's permanent collection. Wiley specifically chose Ferguson, Missouri, after the city became a flashpoint for nationwide protests touching on much larger issues of race, injustice and police violence. This catalog features 11 new paintings by Kehinde Wiley and essays by Simon Kelly, Curator and Head of Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at Saint Louis Art Museum, and Hannah Klemm, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Saint Louis Art Museum.


"Jacob de Graeff" (2018) is reproduced from "Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis."

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

New York Times Book Review

Lauren Christensen

Wiley, now famous for his official portrait of Barack Obama, has a solo exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum melding artworks from the museum’s collection with paintings of local residents from North St. Louis and Ferguson — all featured in this catalog.

Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis

STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/4/2019

Kehinde Wiley challenges the history of art, empire and social domination

Kehinde Wiley challenges the history of art, empire and social domination

This week, we can think of no better artist to feature than Kehinde Wiley, whose bronze monument, Rumors of War, is currently on view in Times Square, en route to Richmond, Virginia, where it will stand among a group of problematic Confederate statues that it was designed to address. Pictured here is a detail from Charles I (2018), from the catalog to Wiley's recent exhibition at Saint Louis Art Museum, the models for which were cast from residents of north St. Louis and Ferguson, Missouri. "Wiley's conceptually ambitious portraits encourage us to question the hisories of domination adn exploitation within the discourses of empire, nation, state and city," curator Simon Kelly writes. "Ultimately, in reinscribing a sense of authority wihtin the hands of those historically marginalized, they affirm a hope for change. In the term used by the noted postcolonial theorist, Gayatri Spivak, they give power back to the 'subaltern.' In focusing on the African American population … Wiley offers a message that art can have an important role in redeeming historical injustices and encouraging greater inclusiveness in the future." continue to blog


KEHINDE WILEY MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Kehinde Wiley: A Portrait of a Young Gentleman

KEHINDE WILEY: A PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GENTLEMAN

THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART MUSEUM, AND BOTANICAL GARDENS

ISBN: 9781646570201
USD $40.00
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Pub Date: 3/22/2022
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Kehinde Wiley: The World Stage: Haiti

KEHINDE WILEY: THE WORLD STAGE: HAITI

ROBERTS & TILTON

ISBN: 9780991488926
USD $40.00
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Pub Date: 5/26/2015
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Kehinde Wiley: The World Stage: Israel

KEHINDE WILEY: THE WORLD STAGE: ISRAEL

ROBERTS & TILTON

ISBN: 9781427613752
USD $40.00
| CAN $54 UK £ 35

Pub Date: 3/31/2012
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