HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 09: Widow of baseball player Jackie Robinson, Rachel Robinson (L) and actor Chadwick Boseman attend the after party for the Los Angeles premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “42” on April 9, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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At 36, he is already one of the art world’s brightest lights, painter of portraits that borrow heavily from the old to make something blazingly new. Where once there were only white kings and their queens, Kehinde Wiley inserts the “brown faces” long absent from Western art. Rappers, athletes, kids off the street. Wyatt Mason hangs with Wiley as he hits the beaches and markets of North Africa, handpicks his subjects, and transforms them, step by inspired step, into an ambitious new series of paintings. This is how a masterpiece is made.
It took me a while to realize that this magnificent dude is on a horse. He is painting… On a horse.
Was in his studio recently, and was reminded of just how stunning his paintings are in person.
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After Rachel saw the movie for the first time I said, ‘What did you think?,’” recalled “42” writer-director Helgeland. “And she said, ‘I loved how much we kissed.’ And then she got emotional. It was the only thing she ever said to me about the finished film.
And it hit me: Her take-away from the whole thing was that she got to see her husband one more time.
i’d gladly do time for what i’d like to do to this man wouldn’t you?
This is the best!