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May 10, 2003 — June 14, 2003
76 Grand Street, New York

Faux Real, was a painting installation by Kehinde Wiley, inspired by a Venetian scuola. The installation featured something rarely seen in contemporary art, a spectacular ceiling painting, along with four arched altarpieces. The works reference specific paintings by Titian and Tiepolo, but Wiley incorporated a range of art historical and vernacular styles in his paintings, from the French rococo to the contemporary urban street. He collapses history and style into a uniquely contemporary vision.

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