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U-M exhibition challenges traditional understanding of African arts and cultures

More than ever in the age of globalization, ideas fluidly cross geographic, generational, and cultural boundaries. "Beyond Borders: Global Africa," …

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Obama deplores leaders who lie with 'utter loss of shame'

A day after President Trump’s jaw-dropping joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, former President Barack Obama on Tuesday, speaking in Johannesburg, South Africa, bemoaned the “utter loss of shame among political leaders who won’t quit lying.”<p>“Politicians have always lied, …

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Kehinde Wiley’s Equestrian Portrait of Michael Jackson

The man who would be king …<p>In Kehinde Wiley’s 2010 commissioned portrait of Michael Jackson, the King of Pop is presented in the guise of a monarch of yore, atop a steed, in deluxe armour.<p>Man in the mirror …<p>It is not intended as a reverent copy of the Rubens portrait referenced in the title. The …

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On the wall: Art inspired by Michael Jackson displayed in London

LONDON (Reuters) - From an Andy Warhol print to the final commissioned portrait of Michael Jackson, artworks depicting the King of Pop went on display in London on Thursday in a new exhibition looking at his influence on artists.<p>"Michael Jackson: On the Wall" features an array of portraits and …

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Michael Jackson: On the Wall exhibition explores images of the star

<b>A new collection of paintings and images of Michael Jackson goes on display at the National Portrait Gallery this week.</b><p>The exhibition includes the final portrait commissioned by the singer before his death in 2009.<p>It'll be the first time Kehinde Wiley's painting of the superstar as King Phillip II …

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Barack Obama Rolled Poster

• Size: 11" x 17"<p><i>Barack Obama</i> <br>by Kehinde Wiley<br>2018, oil on canvas,<br>National Portrait Gallery,<br>Smithsonian Institution.<p>© 2018 Kehinde Wiley

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#Pride30: Portrait artist Kehinde Wiley is creating art — and history

Portrait artist Kehinde Wiley is best known for his vibrant, large-scale paintings of African-Americans. The Los Angeles native, now based in New York, said he draws inspiration from “classical European paintings of noblemen, royalty and aristocrats.”<p>Wiley’s status in the art world rose …

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Saint Louis Art Museum to present Kehinde Wiley exhibition this fall

The Saint Louis Art Museum will present “Kehinde Wiley,” a free exhibition of 11 commissioned portraits of people the artist met during a 2017 visit …

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SLAM To Feature Obama Portrait Artist Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley, who painted President Obama's portrait for the Smithsonian, will have a new exhibit at the St. Louis Art Museum.<p>ST. LOUIS, MO — The …

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These Three Artists Made it to the TIME 100 List for 2018

April 19, 2018<p>Studied Photography at IED in Milan, Italy. Passionate about art, frequent visitor of exhibitions, Widewalls photography specialist and …

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8 Contemporary Stained Glass Artists Who Are Redefining the Ancient Craft

Though the words “stained glass art” may trigger thoughts of medieval cathedral windows, today’s contemporary artists are proving that the thousand-year-old craft is anything but outdated. Throughout ancient history, stained glass art was traditionally made in flat panels, featured biblical …

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How Tiffany Haddish, Jennifer Lopez and Other TIME 100 Honorees Spent Their First Big Paychecks

<i>Girls Trip</i> standout Tiffany Haddish used her first big paycheck to open up a checking account and treat herself to a box of Snickers. Fashion …

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Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley is a classically, formally trained artist who is transforming the way African Americans are seen—going against the grain of what the …

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Kehinde Wiley, Judy Chicago Included in 2018 ‘Time 100’ List

Elizabeth Diller and JR also appear on the list. Read MoreThe post Kehinde Wiley, Judy Chicago Included in 2018 ‘Time 100’ List appeared first on …

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Kehinde Wiley—the artist behind Obama's presidential portrait—signs with Hollywood talent agency

Kehinde Wiley, the artist whose portrait of former President Barack Obama is attracting record crowds to the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, …

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Collected Identities: Gifts from the Blake Byrne Collection

Collected Identities: Gifts from the Blake Byrne Collection<p>April 19 – September 30, 2007<p>Blake Byrne, (T’57), helps the museum purchase Olafur …

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Barack Obama Portrait Artist Kehinde Wiley Signs With Brillstein Entertainment To Pursue Hollywood Opportunities

Kehinde Wiley, the artist who painted the official Presidential portrait of Barack Obama, has signed with Brillstein Entertainment Partners for …

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NEWS: Amy Sherald, Who Painted Michelle Obama’s Official Portrait, Is now Represented by Hauser & Wirth

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Little Girl Captivated by Michelle Obama's Portrait Thought She Was a Queen

Michelle Obama was right when she predicted that young girls of color would find inspiration in the recently unveiled painting of the former first …

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Bozar celebrates African art and culture - should Belgium adopt Black History Month?

The killings of Michael Brown and Treyvon Martin in the United States began a movement that would soon make its way around the world. Movements such …

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Installation of the Obama portraits

On February 12, 2018, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery unveiled its commissioned portraits of former President Barack Obama and Mrs. …

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Ping Pong at the New York Philharmonic

Pairing sound from a US National Table Tennis champion face-off with a full symphony, the New York Times has made a captivating and supremely dramatic 90-second video. Taking place at the New York Philharmonic, the ping pong battle involves items other than paddles, including a drum and chalice. …

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In Obama’s Official Portrait the Flowers Are Cultivated From the Past

In the double-duty world of semiotics, or the reading of signs, the language of flowers has for centuries been used to carry coded meanings in visual …

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The Internet Had a Field Day With Obama’s Official Portrait

Last week, former US President Barack Obama unveiled his official portrait for the National Portrait Gallery’s ‘America’s Presidents‘ …

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The botany in Obama's official portrait represents his history

Artist Kehinde Wiley employed the language of flowers. President Obama’s official portrait uses flowers to tell his story. Infographic by Tom …

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See the 100 Years of Presidential Portraits Leading Up to Kehinde Wiley’s Much-Debated Barack Obama

On View<p>Show of the Day: "America's Presidents" (plus Barack Obama's presidential portrait) at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, …

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Apple Watch Sales Beat Combined Swiss Watch Sales

Throughout all of 2017, every Swiss watch brand combined outsold the Apple Watch—24 million units to 18 million. But the final quarter of the year marked a first-ever shift, wherein Apple took the lead with eight million sold versus about six-and-a-half. This was helped by the release of Apple's …

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Kehinde Wiley's Obama portrait controversy proves Americans struggle to engage with art

When former President Barack Obama chose artist Kehinde Wiley to paint his official portrait, everyone knew Wiley's interpretation was destined to stand out from the other paintings of previous presidents hanging in the National Portrait Gallery. Sure enough, the unveiling of Obama’s portrait on …

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Where to See More Work by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, the Obamas’ Portraitists

The reveal of the Obamas’ official portraits earlier this week evoked a lot of strong feelings, aesthetic and political—not to mention a reminder of …

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