This 500 piece puzzle features Yachinboaz Ben Yisrael II, 2021, by Kehinde Wiley. The painting takes its inspiration from European art history and portrait traditions. The subject, holding a golden-sheathed sword, adopts the same stoic pose as many historic European monarchs did in their court portraits. Rather than elaborate robes or furs that would be typical of someone maintaining this stance, Wiley's sitter is dressed in a vibrant red crewneck, jeans and Nike sneakers. 500 interlocking pieces printed on thick cover stock contained in a cotton drawstring bag. The puzzle is beautifully packaged in an all over printed box with a magnetic lid closure.
Net proceeds from your purchase support the artist in residence program Black Rock Sénégal, founded by Wiley in 2019.