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Kehinde Wiley, The World Stage: Israel (Hand Signed by Kehinde Wiley), 2012
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The World Stage: Israel (Hand Signed by Kehinde Wiley), 2012
Illustrated hardback monograph with dust jacket. Hand Signed by Kehinde Wiley
Boldly signed in black marker by Kehinde Wiley
11 1/4 × 8 4/5 × 1/2 inches
This monograph is, exceptionally, boldly hand signed by Kehinde Wiley in black marker on the title page. Makes a terrific gift. Very rare and collectible when signed. It was published on the occasion of the eponymous 2012 exhibition at the Jewish Museum.
And more information on the monograph:
64 pages in English/Hebrew
Text by Dr. Shalva Weil, Ruth Eglash and Claudia J. Nahson
Kehinde Wiley's acclaimed World Stage series inserts into the language of old master portraiture the very ethnicities and ethnic iconography that Western art has most excluded from it, or that Western art has portrayed solely in colonial, Orientalist terms. Among the countries and continents he has previously depicted in this ambitious traveling epic are: Brazil, Africa, China, India and Sri Lanka. The rhetoric of Wiley's paintings is powerful in its compositional candor, color palette and playfulness with constructions of visual meaning; as Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky) notes, "Wiley's canvas surfaces are a mirror reflection of America's unceasing search for new meanings from the ruins of the Old World of Europe and Africa." This volume includes a selection of new World Stage portraits focusing on contemporary youth from Jewish-Ethiopian-Israeli, Jewish-Israeli and Arab-Israeli communities.