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Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace

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From PBS - 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 Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace 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. The film ...

  • DirectorJeff Dupre
  • Runtime: 53 min
  • StudioPBS
  • QualityHD

Reviews about Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace

Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace
Ty Tham
and would definitely recommend this documentary for anyone interested in Modern Painting

I recently attended a retrospective being held at the Seattle Art Museum 2 months ago for Kehinde Wiley, and would definitely recommend this documentary for anyone interested in Modern Painting. I think that Kehinde Wiley is so influential in the landscape he is exploring which is derived from so much old world technique & craft, modernized into completely relevant subject matter to today's social climate.

Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace
Angela Hamele
Great insight into an artist

I showed this to my advanced drawing kids. Great insight into an artist, their process and thoughts and pushing yourself outside your comfort zone.

Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace
TAB
Worth Seeing!

Wonderful introduction to amazing talent and a beautiful individual!

Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace
MzC
Awesome artist! I am a high school art educator

Awesome artist! I am a high school art educator. I used this for Black History month. My students loved it

Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace
T. Lawrence
Fascinating imagery!

My students and I thoroughly enjoyed this very contemporary documentary.

Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace
Sophia
Five Stars

Insightful look into the process and philosophy of an amazing artist.

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