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Kehinde Wiley's Classical Paintings of Hip Hop Culture

By: Going Like Sixty - Published:   Updated: Jun 20 2011 • References: kehindewiley & designboom
For some reason these paintings make me chuckle. I guess it's just the bad-boy personas being shown in such artsy-fartsy settings.

'Down' is an exhibit by Kehinde Wiley that is showing at the New York Deith projects. These are large-scale paintings reflecting the fallen warriors, saints, and other classical mythological impressions.

Wiley gets $10,000 to $40,000 per painting, revealing the depth of my knowledge about art.

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