Sunday, May 1, 2022

What We Buy & Why: Kehinde Wiley's "St. Joseph Basketball’s death"



St. Joseph Basketball’s death (see highlighted image) zooms in on details from Wiley’s 2017 painting, St. Joseph’s death, which was inspired by 18th century classic biblical portraits and rethought for a contemporary audience. According to Wiley, “The emphasis of design lies on the model’s open hand, which invites multicultural conversation and the connection between time and place.” Available here, for $ 150. Meanwhile, a Death of St. Joseph T-shirt available here, for $ 140.