Art

Kehinde Wiley's Portraits Arrive at the Phoenix Art Museum

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Michelle Sasonov
Beautifully dressed attendees at the Kehinde Wiley exhibit.
New York-based painter Kehinde Wiley made his mark in the contemporary art scene by taking traditional portrait paintings and adding African-American people in heroic stances. This new exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum showcased the artist's 14-year career with 60 paintings and sculptures. To celebrate the long-anticipated show, the museum threw a grand bash with great local music such as Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra and Djentrification. Life became art with Rare Scarf and Palabra's installations of live models. Hurry in before January 8, because this show is not to be missed. Photos by Mello.