Head of a Young Girl Veiled
About the artwork
“I chose Head of a Young Girl Veiled especially for Black Rock because it speaks to the layered complexities of sight and knowledge, provoking inquiry by sitting at the intersection between the masculine and feminine, the historic and the present. It draws inspiration from a beautiful and terrible past and seeks to posit a new vocabulary for how we can all move forward as thinkers, artists, and global citizens,” says Kehinde Wiley.
Kehinde Wiley and Absolut Art are pleased to reveal an exclusive new print edition as part of a charitable partnership to support Black Rock Senegal artist in residence program. Head of a Young Girl Veiled (2019) will be available exclusively through Absolut Art beginning November 2. All net proceeds from the signed edition of 30 prints, priced at $15,000 apiece, will benefit Black Rock as charitable contributions.
Launched by Wiley earlier this year, Black Rock Senegal is a residency program that brings together international groups of visual artists, writers, and filmmakers to join the artist at his studio on the westernmost point of continental Africa. Black Rock seeks to support new artistic creation by promoting conversations and collaborations that are multigenerational, cross-cultural, and cross-disciplinary. Black Rock takes its physical location as a point of departure to incite change in the global discourse around Africa in the context of creative evolution.
The Absolut Art print proceeds will help support the residency, which provides accommodation, food, individual studio space, art supplies, local staff to aid in navigating Senegal’s capital, Dakar, and a language tutor to assist with English, French, and Wolof—the three primary languages of the program.
About Kehinde Wiley
Kehinde Wiley has firmly situated himself within art history’s tradition of portraiture. As a contemporary descendent of a long line of portraitists, including Reynolds, Gainsborough, Titian, and Ingres, among others, Wiley’s larger-than-life figures disturb and interrupt tropes of portraiture, often blurring the...More about Kehinde Wiley
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From the Journal
Kehinde Wiley: Head of a Young Girl Veiled with Flowers