Kehinde Wiley Interviewed by The Economist

February 19th, 2013

One of Kehinde Wiley's new "World Stage" paintings, done in Israel, via the EconomistArtist Kehinde Wiley recently spoke with The Economist about a new series of his immediately recognizable portraits, made during his travels in Israel.  Part of his World Stage series, the new works explore new facets of the complex mesh of ethnic identities and personal politics at play in the Middle Eastern state.  “Mostly I worked with friends of friends,” Mr Wiley says. “I wanted to work with males, ages 18 to 35, who in some way were dealing with or challenging the anxiety and narcissism of youth-entertainment culture.”Read more at The Economist