AKACOCOLOPEZ

The Veiled Christ (Study)

Posted in Art by akacocolopez on February 13, 2009

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I was totally surprised to see this up at the Met…and then I wondered why this piece rather than one of the images we more closely relate Kehinde Wiley with. I put this into context with the Carrie Mae Weems lecture from a few weeks ago, and the issue of how much value is placed on art whose main audience may not be white. Now, ironically, I think this painting is a perfect addition to the institution as it reflects upon itself, the history it relates to, and the people who view it.

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