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52 playing cards

3.50 x 2.50 in

8.9 x 6.3 cm

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    About The Work

    This limited edition deck of cards features Kehinde Wiley’s 2008 painting Morpheus, reimagined from the Jean-Antoine Houdon 1777 marble sculpture of the same name. Featured in the 2008 exhibition “Down” at Deitch Projects, the series references and re-conceptualizes classic pictorial forms of heroism in the face of death. Morpheus features a model from Brooklyn, lain across a white sheet while florals from the background spring into life around his body. Unlike its 18th Century counterpart, he addresses onlookers with direct eye contact and a seductive look of invitation, with the repeating floral background protruding into the foreground.

    Net proceeds from your purchase support the artist-in-residence program Black Rock Sénégal, founded by Wiley in 2019.

     

    Courtesy of The Kehinde Wiley Shop

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