Lot 529
  • 529

Kehinde Wiley

100,000 - 150,000 USD
bidding is closed


  • Kehinde Wiley
  • 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.


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


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