Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace (2014, 60 min.)

This intimate portrait of one of this generation’s most accomplished visionaries follows Kehinde Wiley as he embarks on a series of classical portraits of African American women whose poses are based on historical paintings. It documents the project as it unfolds—from concept to canvas and from casting models from the streets of New York to enlisting the fashion house Givenchy to create couture gowns for each woman.

This pair of films is offered in conjunction with the focus exhibition SLAY: Artemesia Gentileschi and Kehinde Wiley.


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