Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic at Brooklyn Museum, February 20 – May 24, 2015

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). Conspicuous Fraud Series #1 (Eminence), 2001. Oil on canvas, 79½ x 79½ x 3½ in. (201.3 x 201.3 x 8.3 cm). The Studio Museum in Harlem; Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Anne Ehrenkranz, 02.10.14. © Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). Conspicuous Fraud Series #1 (Eminence), 2001. Oil on canvas, 79½ x 79½ x 3½ in. (201.3 x 201.3 x 8.3 cm). The Studio Museum in Harlem; Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Anne Ehrenkranz, 02.10.14. © Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). Napoleon Leading the Army over the Alps, 2005. Oil on canvas, 108 x 108 in. (274.3 x 274.3 cm). Collection of Suzi and Andrew B. Cohen. © Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Sarah DiSantis, Brooklyn Museum)

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). Napoleon Leading the Army over the Alps, 2005. Oil on canvas, 108 x 108 in. (274.3 x 274.3 cm). Collection of Suzi and Andrew B. Cohen. © Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Sarah DiSantis, Brooklyn Museum)

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). Willem van Heythuysen, 2005. Oil and enamel on canvas, 96 x 72 in. (243.8 x 182.9 cm). Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Fund, 2006.14. © Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Katherine Wetzel, © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts)

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). Willem van Heythuysen, 2005. Oil and enamel on canvas, 96 x 72 in. (243.8 x 182.9 cm). Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Fund, 2006.14. © Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Katherine Wetzel, © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts)

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). Femme piquée par un serpent, 2008. Oil on canvas, 102 x 300 in. (259.1 x 762 cm). Courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York. © Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). Femme piquée par un serpent, 2008. Oil on canvas, 102 x 300 in. (259.1 x 762 cm). Courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York. © Kehinde Wiley

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Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). Leviathan Zodiac, 2011. Oil and gold enamel on canvas, 95¾ x 71¾ in. (243.2 x 182.2 cm). Collection of Blake Byrne, Los Angeles, courtesy of Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California. © Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Robert Wedemeyer, courtesy of Roberts & Tilton)

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). Two Heroic Sisters of the Grassland, 2011. Oil on canvas, 96 x 84 in. (243.8 x 213.4 cm). Hort Family Collection. © Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Max Yawney)

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). Two Heroic Sisters of the Grassland, 2011. Oil on canvas, 96 x 84 in. (243.8 x 213.4 cm). Hort Family Collection. © Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Max Yawney)

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). The Two Sisters, 2012. Oil on linen, 96 x 72 in. (243.8 x 182.9 cm). Collection of Pamela K. and William A. Royall, Jr., courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York. © Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Jason Wyche)

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). The Two Sisters, 2012. Oil on linen, 96 x 72 in. (243.8 x 182.9 cm). Collection of Pamela K. and William A. Royall, Jr., courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York. © Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Jason Wyche)

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). Shantavia Beale II, 2012. Oil on canvas, 60 x 48 in. (152.4 x 121.9 cm). Collection of Ana and Lenny Gravier, courtesy Sean Kelly, New York. © Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Jason Wyche)

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). Shantavia Beale II, 2012. Oil on canvas, 60 x 48 in. (152.4 x 121.9 cm). Collection of Ana and Lenny Gravier, courtesy Sean Kelly, New York. © Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Jason Wyche)

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). Anthony of Padua, 2013. Oil on canvas, 72 x 60 in. (182.9 x 152.4 cm). Seattle Art Museum; gift of the Contemporary Collectors Forum, 2013.8. © Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Max Yawney, courtesy of Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California)

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). Anthony of Padua, 2013. Oil on canvas, 72 x 60 in. (182.9 x 152.4 cm). Seattle Art Museum; gift of the Contemporary Collectors Forum, 2013.8. © Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Max Yawney, courtesy of Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California)

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). Arms of Nicolas Ruterius, Bishop of Arras, 2014. Stained glass, 54 x 36½ in. (137.2 x 92.7 cm). Courtesy of Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris. © Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). Arms of Nicolas Ruterius, Bishop of Arras, 2014. Stained glass, 54 x 36½ in. (137.2 x 92.7 cm). Courtesy of Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris. © Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). The Sisters Zénaïde and Charlotte Bonaparte, 2014. Oil on linen, 83½ x 63 in. (212 x 160 cm). © Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Robert Wedemeyer, courtesy of Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California)

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). The Sisters Zénaïde and Charlotte Bonaparte, 2014. Oil on linen, 83½ x 63 in. (212 x 160 cm). © Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Robert Wedemeyer, courtesy of Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California)

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). Saint Remi, 2014. Stained glass, 96 x 43 1/2 in. (243.8 x 110.5 cm). Courtesy of Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris. © Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). Saint Remi, 2014. Stained glass, 96 x 43 1/2 in. (243.8 x 110.5 cm). Courtesy of Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris. © Kehinde Wiley

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