kehinde wiley

As one of his last presidential acts, Obama chose a queer, black artist as his official portraitist. Wiley’s colleagues and peers explain why the choice was fated.
Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald are the first black artists hired by the Smithsonian to paint a president and first lady.
In the total art madness that is Frieze week I have decided to try to post works and people of interest through out the week. Oddly it really started last week for many London galleries as they attempted to beat the rush of overlapping private views that occur this Monday to Friday...