Wiley’s “Economy of Grace”

There’s a fantastic video about Kehinde Wiley’s current series (An Economy of Grace).  I’ve mentioned this painter several times before, but this mini documentary provides more process details than the books or websites I’ve seen.

Incidentally, this summer I finally saw his work at the Brooklyn Museum.   I was glad to finally see his work outside of a screen or printed page.  I could see that this painting was suspended several inches below the ceiling, but I could not deduce the hanging mechanism. (There was a time in my life when I wanted to do removable trompe l’oeil ceiling paintings.)  Some of the books I’ve read about Wiley mentioned details that were not visible in the reduced images.

This, my friends, is why original art is not dead.

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