Kehinde Wiley x Black Light
Kehinde Wiley‘s relatively short career has been largely marked by his ability to take contemporary urban subjects and paint their portraits as if they were the noblemen of King Henry VIII. Obviously, there is a decent amount of political-historical finger pointing going on, but on pure surface value his works are stunning. If you have seen on in person, the size and craft Kehinde has will blow you away. The bad news about large-scale paintings is that we can’t all take them home. The good news: he’s got a book. In his first monograph book, Black Light, he collects his portrait work and attempts to shrink them down to a portable size. The book is currently available to pre-order from his publisher, Power House Books for $75, but I found that Amazon has it for $47.