Kehinde Wiley: An Economy Of Grace

Films // Kehinde Wiley: An Economy Of Grace

Jun 19 - Jun 19

Overview // Known for his vibrant reinterpretations of classical portraits featuring African-American men, New York-based painter Kehinde Wiley has turned the practice of portraiture on its head and in the process has taken the art world by storm.

The film follows the artist as he embarks on an exciting new project: a series of classical portraits of African-American women —something he's never done before. The film documents the project as it unfolds, tracking Wiley's process from concept to canvas, casting his models on the streets of New York and enlisting Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy to create couture gowns for each woman.

Details // Monday, June 19 at 7 PM. Suggested donation: $5 members, $7 nonmembers includes complimentary beverage. Watch the trailer online.

The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art recognizes that film is a visual art form and is delighted to bring you a series of outstanding movies inspired by our current exhibitions. Films screen the third Monday of each month at 7 PM. This film has subtitles upon request.

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