Monday, April 11, 2011

Eazy Rider

Kehinde Wiley Officer of the Hussars, oil on canvas 2008 9x9 ft.
The Art-A trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts this weekend inspired this post. Kehinde Wiley is an extremely successful artist known for his depictions of ordinary people, hip hop artists and otherwise unlikely figures in more traditional and famous stances by old masters such as Ingres, Van Dyck, and in the case of this picture Géricault. His portrayal of black males in positions of power and heroism, a direct contrast to their representation in contemporary culture.

Burberry Quilted Cropped Nylon Jacket (695.00)
The Duds- In reference to Wiley's mix of traditional and contemporary representations this look mixes old and new. Old brands: Burberry and Yves Saint Laurent with an urban update.The equestrian theme with a modern update is what this outfit is all about. This look is completely utilitarian yet incredibly stylish. The hi-tops give you all the downtown street cred you could want without being obnoxious. Plus, everyone loves a cool chick in hi-tops. 

Yves Saint Laurent Malibu hitops

AG Adriano Goldschmied slim khaki skinny pants (44.00) on sale

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