‘Kehinde Wiley: Equestrian Portrait of Prince Tommaso of Savoy-Carignan' is part of SBMA's Park Projects: a new series of installations using the grand stairwell at SBMA's Park Entrance. Serving as the Museum's main point of access during ongoing renovation, this space has displayed temporary installations of works by contemporary artists since August 2018.
This major painting is an extension of the artist's ‘Rumors of War'. In this series, Wiley takes the genre of equestrian portraiture and expands the traditional scale to create monumental works, bursting with vibrant colour. The sitters for these works are not European noblemen, but people that the artist meets on the street.
3 March-13 October 2019
Kehinde Wiley at Sant Barbara Museum of Art