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Please Touch The Art Episode 3: Kehinde Wiley’s Portrait of Obama

May 15, 2019

Kieve and Oliver talk about Kehinde Wiley’s Portrait of Obama. Wiley paints black and brown folk in street close posed as famous portraits and statues to give power and history back to folks who have had theirs erased in Western centric museums. The pair discuss President Obama’s choice of a fantastical portrait as well as the significance of different elements of the painting.

Link to the picture discussed: http://www.google.com/search?q=kehinde+wiley+portrait+of+obama&client=safari&hl=en-us &prmd=isnv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiWqNLuqY_iAhVJnFkKHcCPBf 0Q_AUIEygB&biw=375&bih=553#imgrc=CT-gOM0Tq_XO4M

Links to artists discussed:
http://kehindewiley.com
https://art21.org/artist/fred-wilson/ 

Music:
Fed up with Hunger by Saintsenenca
Skin: Accoustic Version by BOY
The Star Spangled Banner Francis Scott Key and John Stanford Smith
Applause by Lady Gaga