Renowned artist Kehinde Wiley has released a limited edition collection of collectibles to add an artful spin to the season of gift giving. The capsule comprises a silk scarf his 2013 painting, Three Boys; a cotton terry towel featuring his 2008 painting, The Virgin Martyr St. Cecilia; and a set of 10 floral notecards.
Born in Los Angeles and now based in New York, Wiley was commissioned in 2018 to paint former President Barack Obama’s official portrait, now on display in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Wiley and Amy Sherald, who painted the portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama, are the first Black artists to paint official portraits of the president or First Lady for the gallery.
Proceeds from the sale will benefit Black Rock Senegal, an artist-in-residence program in Dakar founded by Wiley.
Priced from $24.50 for notecards up to $350 for the silk scarf, items are now available at kehindewileyshop.com.