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New exhibition by artist Kehinde Wiley opens

March 6th, 2012

Jewish Museum – NY, NY

Artist Kehinde Wiley has opened his exhibition The World Stage: Israel last Friday (March 9th). Wiley is displaying 14 exquisite paintings with intricate hand carved wooden frames. The paintings are portraits of Israli men done in a unique style inspired by a traditional Jewish papercut in the Museum’s collection. The portraits depict young Israeli men from different ethnic groups and religious affiliations with unique backgrounds influenced by Jewish ritual art. The work was bought in honor of The Jewish Museum’s recently retired director Joan Rosenbaum. The exhibition will be on display until July 29th.

Photo Credit: ©Matthew Carasella/SocialShutterbug.com

Caption: Jai Poferl