streaming: kehinde wiley documentary, ‘an economy of truth’

September 15, 2014

Recently PBS premiered the long-awaited Kehinde Wiley documentary, ‘An Economy of Truth”, and now it is available for streaming HERERenowned for his depictions of black men, through a reinterpretation of the Grand Masters, the Jeff Dupre directed documentary follows the artist in 2012 as he set his eyes – for the first time in his career – on the black woman. Scouting models through a series of street castings, the documentary sees Wiley collaborate with designer Riccardo Tisci to capture all the women in Givenchy Couture.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor

Check out some of the paintings below (images via

(Mrs. Graham, 2012)

(Juliette Recamier, 2012)

(Princess Victoire of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, 2012)

(Judith and Holofernes, 2012)

(The Two Sisters, 2012)

(Mary Little, Later Lady Carr, 2012)