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Kehinde Wiley continues to inspire us with new solo exhibition in Paris

If you haven't seen Kehinde Wiley's work, prepare to be amazed. The LA-native, NY-based artist creates striking pieces in classical styles, but with modern black people at the center of the work. His pieces are moving and employ bright colors and an attention to detail that truly brings them to life.

Kehinde Wiley
Kehinde Wiley
Photo: Kehinde Wiley, Sancta Maria, Mater Dei

He takes inspiration for the poses in the pieces from the Old Masters of art, and this exhibit in particular pays homage to religious iconography. Although he's an award-winning, highly-praised artist, his latest exhibit is monumental. It consists of paintings and six stained glass windows. Check some of it out below.

Kehinde Wiley
Kehinde Wiley
Photo: Kehinde Wiley, Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted II

Kehinde Wiley
Kehinde Wiley
Photo: Kehinde Wiley, The Virgin and Child, Enthroned

Kehinde Wiley
Kehinde Wiley
Photo: Kehinde Wiley, Mary Comforter, of the Afflicted

Kehinde Wiley
Kehinde Wiley
Photo: Kehinde Wiley, Madonna and Child

Wiley's work is on display from Oct. 20, 2016 — Jan. 16, 2017 at Le Petit Palais in Paris. 




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