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‘Rumors of War’, by Kehinde Wiley, inspired by US Civil War monuments

Amidst the tourists snapping selfies, dozens of large screens boasting advertisements of every type, and the people dressed up as various superheroes around Times Square, you’ll find a large-scale sculpture. Upon first glance, it looks like a traditional war monument: a man commands a rearing stallion, cast in bronze, atop a stone plinth. However, take […]

Portraits inspired by Napoleon by Kehinde Wiley and Jacques-Louis David come together for the first time ever

When you see Kehinde Wiley’s Napoleon leading the Army over the Alps, it is reminiscent of Jacques-Louis David’s 19th century painting, Napoleon Crossing the Alps, in more than just its name. Wiley’s 2005 reinterpretation of the 1801 painting takes the original and runs it through a process of modernization creating a vibrant 21st century take […]

It’s New York Fashion Week, so we’re looking atwhere fashion and art collide

As New York Fashion Week kicks off, it seems fitting to look at some of the ways in which the art world and fashion world have collided in recent months. Naturally, they’re never far apart as the design of clothing falls alongside the process of making ‘traditional art’, but we aren’t here to debate the […]

Black Rock Residency Announces Selected Artists

The twenty-foot high wooden entrance to the Black Rock Senegal Residency program is an empowering portal for artists from different disciplines, as it allows them to tap into their creativity and experience Dakar, the capital of Senegal; and for several of the 16 artists recently admitted to the residency, it may also be their first […]

Kehinde Wiley announces new artist residency in Dakar

On March 19th, artist Kehinde Wiley announced that he will be starting a new artist residency in Dakar. The residency, named Black Rock Senegal for the volcanic rock that lines Dakar’s coast, will inaugurate its programme in June and run through February 2020. Artists selected for the residency will be provided with accommodations (in a […]