Filmmaker: Jeff Dupre
Running Time: 39 minutes
Known for his vibrant, larger-than-life reinterpretations of classical portraits featuring young African American men, New York-based visual artist Kehinde Wiley has turned the practice of portraiture on its head—and in the process, has taken the art world by storm. Wiley recently embarked on an exciting new project: a series of classical portraits of African-American women—something he’s never done before. The film, Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace, documents the project as it unfolds, tracking Wiley’s process from concept to canvas, and coming to know the women whom he selects to paint.
2014 Reel Artists Film Festival—Goethe Reel Audience Director Award
2014 SXSW Film Festival— Best Short Documentary Film