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Kehinde Wiley
B.1977
THE DEAD CHRIST IN THE TOMB
signed and dated 07 on the reverse
oil and enamel on canvas in artist's frame
37 1/2 by 151 5/8 in. 95.3 by 385.1 cm.
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Provenance

Roberts & Tilton, Culver City
Acquired by the present owner from the above

Exhibited

Akron Art Museum; Kansas City, Kemper Museum of Contemporary, Pattern ID, January 2010 - May 2011

Catalogue Note

"Status and class and social anxiety and perhaps social code are all released when you look at paintings of powerful individuals from the past. However, there’s something to be mined and gained by looking at them in a new way. What happens when you see black bodies that have not previously been celebrated on the walls of the most important institutions in the world?...They start to read differently. It becomes a question of “How do we code the body?” Kehinde Wiley, 2013

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York