Kehinde Wiley "Blue Boy" Unveiled
|Kehinde Wiley, A Portrait of a Young Gentleman, 2021. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens|
The Huntington has put on view Kehinde Wiley's take on Blue Boy. Titled A Portrait of a Young Gentleman, it's being shown opposite Gainsborough's painting in the Thornton Portrait Gallery. The installation runs through Jan. 3, 2022.
The Wiley becomes the only major 21st-century painting in the Huntington collection. The most recent American works (by Robert Rauschenberg and Sam Francis) were made more than 40 years earlier.
|Thomas Gainsborough, The Blue Boy, about 1770. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens|
|Detail of background, A Portrait of a Young Gentleman|