"Wiley's ‘Jacob de Graeff' adds a significant work by one of America's most prominent young artists," said E. Michael Whittington, President and CEO of the Museum. "With our 2017 exhibition, Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, we immediately set our sights on acquiring a work for our collection. When we saw this painting, it was love at first sight." Wiley's work was painted after the Gerard ter Borch painting of Jacob de Graeff in the collection of Saint Louis Art Museum.
Kehinde Wiley’s new portrait ‘Jacob de Graeff’ (2018) has been acquired by the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma, USA.
Kehinde Wiley's new portrait will headline the reopening of OKMOA's second-floor galleries this Spring. Part of an exciting new presentation of the museum's permanent collection, the painting will be on display in a new portrait gallery featuring works by Anthony Van Dyck, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and George Bellows.