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Kehinde Wiley

Los Angeles native and New York-based visual artist Kehinde Wiley has firmly situated himself within art history’s portrait painting tradition. As a contemporary descendent of a long line of portraitists—including Reynolds, Gainsborough, Titian, Ingres, and others—Wiley engages the signs and visual rhetoric of the heroic, powerful, majestic, and sublime in his representation of urban black and brown men found throughout the world.

By applying the visual vocabulary and conventions of glorification, wealth, prestige, and history to subject matter drawn from the urban fabric, Wiley makes his subjects and their stylistic references juxtaposed inversions of each other, forcing ambiguity and provocative perplexity to pervade his imagery. Wiley’s larger-than-life figures disturb and interrupt tropes of portrait painting, often blurring the boundaries between traditional and contemporary modes of representation and the critical portrayal of masculinity and physicality as it pertains to the view of black and brown young men.

1. Down With a Bullet, 2011., 2. Femme Piquee par un Serpent, 2008, oil on canvas. 3. Matador, 2009. Oil on paper 57.5” x 134.5”., 4. Sleep, 2008. Oil on canvas 132” x 300”.


Anonymous asked:

time magazine left laverne cox, a trans woc, out of the time 100 even though she received 81000 votes wanting her in it, and they put miley cyrus, john green and vladimir putin in because they're white cis people. I can't explain how furious this makes me



I just saw it. I hoped that my eyes didn’t deceive me. But wtf Time. Wasn’t she #4


Miley Cyrus, a white cis woman who’s only remembered by most for Hannah Montana and stealing Black culture, is on there, but Laverne Cox, a Black trans activist, is not. “New Black” Pharrell Williams got a spot, but Lupita Nyong’o who inspires us all to feel beautiful in our own skin? Nope. Like, there are some of these entries that are actually pretty deserving (Beyonce, Malala Yousafzai, etc…), but there’s some pretty fucking outrageous dogshit as well. Carrie Underwood - really? Rand Paul - are you shitting me? Kim Jong Un?? Benedict Slavemoney Cumerbatch - fandom’s super important, am I right? lol MEGYN KELLY - ARE YOU FOR REAL?? LOL I COULD HAVE SWORN SHE WAS LOW ON THOSE POLLS TOO. Pope Francis rep’ing the homophobes… Oh wait, Putin’s there too! Like, are we looking for positive influences or are we just listing anyone who happened to make a splash on any kind? I’m almost surprised that Justin Beiber didn’t make it on here. Like why not? He had a lot of votes and what’s one more shit pebble, eh Time? lol


Anonymous asked:

Why do you hate white women so much?






I don’t hate anything but i dislike them . I don’t say anything about them until someone mentions them . Either i get mad white women or black women with nothing but white friends and feel like they must defend them .

Look at this white girl smh . 

White women thinks everything  is a joke and that black women hair is a costume.

let the bullshit saga continue

Now let’s move to social media . oh you’re going to love this now . 

i love how Solange slayed lame ass white woman . 

look at these white celebrity thinking it’s okay to say the n word . 

Iggy is racist toward just about every race . 

blackface time , This shit really annoy

 me seeing .

As seen above white women think it’s okay to say the N word. They make fun of everyone’s culture and think it’s a costume. They wear wear weave and don’t get shit for it while black women get so  much shit for it and some of them feel they’re not beautiful without it . What makes my day is when I get a message saying I made one of my followers go all natural. They think it’s okay to wear black face . I get racist messages everyday from a white girl because they’re mad I don’t like them . They’re the problem ,I don’t say anything about them until I see shit like this or they sent me bullshit . White women think everyone must want them and praise them and when you don’t they go crazy. The sad thing is white women do get praise by everyone . Google beautiful women and white women pop up . I was in tags and white girls were in the black women tag . My point exactly they won’t let black women have anything . Black women are only view  for sex or for their bodies in America and that pissed me off. That’s what my blog is for to uplift black women and for real  bwwm  relationships not the fetish shit  , but don’t message me about white girls and you will I will never post anything like this again .

This should have so many more notes like yes sir. Thank you.

I forgot Solange told a white girl to put a perm on her mouth lmao. I love her


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