Saturday, November 1, 2008

A&O Prize (2008): "The Dead Christ in a Tomb" by Kehinde Wiley

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By TAHLIB
The Brooklyn-based painter Kehinde Wiley creates large-scale portraits of African-American men in poses taken from the portraiture of Old European Masters.
CALIFORNIA - Unarguably the most celebrated African American painter of our times, Kehinde Wiley's "The Dead Christ in a Tomb" (c. 2007) is the recipient of the Alpha & Omega Prize for Contemporary Religious Art of the year.  The painting is currently on view at the Roberts & Tilton Gallery in Los Angeles. The Alpha Omega Prize is a contemporary art recognition for the promotion of religious dialogue in America during the past year.
Kehinde Wiley's "The Dead Christ in a Tomb" (c. 2007)