Kehinde Wiley features in 'The World Stage' Contemporary Art from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
Featuring 90 contemporary artworks by 35 renowned American artists, 'The World Stage' showcases some of today’s global influencers alongside prominent names from the 20th-century art canon. The exhibition title is borrowed from a celebrated series of paintings by African-American artist Kehinde Wiley, an artist best known for his presidential portrait of former President Barack Obama, which hangs in the National Portrait Gallery, Washington.
Drawn from the collection of renowned art collector and philanthropist Jordan D. Schnitzer, 'The World Stage' includes works by some of the most major American artists from the past 50 years, including Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Wendy Red Star, Mickalene Thomas, and Kehinde Wiley. Though unified by the country in which they live, these artists possess widely diverse backgrounds, worldviews, and approaches to artmaking. Amongst the works on display is Kehinde Wiley's portrait 'Marechal Floriano Peixoto II', 2009 from 'The World Stage: Brazil' series.