Nigerian-American portrait artist Kehinde Wiley’s newest collection, “An Economy of Grace,” is of female subjects and costuming.
The exhibition is a collaboration with Givenchy designer, Riccardo Tisci, by whom the subjects were costumed in long gowns.
Apart from just art, this collection “attempts to reconcile the presence of black female stereotypes that surrounds their presence and/or absence in art history, and the notions of beauty, spectacle, and the ‘grand’ in painting.”
Open now till June 16, 2012 at Sean Kelly Gallery, 528 West 29th Street, NYC.
Previous collection of male subjects “The World Stage: Israel” is at the Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, NYC, till July 29, 2012.