Kehinde Wiley not only has blurred the lines of portraiture, he has brought to us as of current, some of the more beautiful art books to add to ones collection. Barney's has even announced they are carrying his books. Beyond the coffee table, Wiley currently has an exhibition showing in Rio de Janeiro through August 22, 2009 at the Museu de Arte Moderna. The World Stage:Brazil is Wiley's latest offering of is ambitious World Stage series. During his residency in Rio, Afro-Brazilian men became the impetus for his paintings. The Brazilian essence radiates from his new body of work. It's unfortunate I can't escape to Rio this summer, if it happens to be on your agenda, don't miss this exhilarating new contribution of Kehinde Wiley. I will be back here in New York, enjoying the pages of Black Light. Above, Black Light: Photographs by Kehinde Wiley. Published by Powerhouse Books.
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