With Kehinde Wiley’s Portrait of President Obama soon to be released, take a look at the artist’s ground breaking works and style.
One might ruminate on how this sale illustrates the paradoxical relationship of art and capitalism. Or, we could turn our mental faculties to something juicer: who bought it?Below, a somewhat facetious but sorta probable list of potential buyers:
The Arnolfini Wedding Portrait is the art history equivalent of overanalyzing texts from that cute guy you like.
Part pop art, part Japanese wood print, and part history painting, Roger Shimomura’s Crossing the Delaware represents an American masterpiece in the truest sense.
Leave it to the museum at the heart of Silicon Valley to conquer the intersection of technology and art.
Wayne Thiebaud’s paintings of cake helped develop American Pop Art in the 1960s.
Archibald Motley’s style represented a new to complement Alain Locke’s New Negro, and maybe a new, more just America.