SIA Inspiration: Kehinde Wiley

It’s my turn to host SIA, and in light of recent events, I thought I’d take this opportunity to honor a black artist, so here is my pick:

This is “Triple Portrait of Charles II” by Kehinde Wiley, probably best known for his portrait of President Obama. His paintings feature black people posing in the style of the Old Masters (the above painting is, of course, a nod to Van Dyck’s Charles I in Three Positions) against gorgeously intricate backdrops of foliage, flowers, and other designs. I picked the above painting because the colors – blue, silver/gray, brown, and black – are easiest for me to replicate in an outfit, but you should definitely check out his other works here and here.

Remember to send your outfits to me by next Tuesday, June 16th. To continue to support the Black Lives Matter movement, go here. Stay strong and stay safe.


2 Comments on “SIA Inspiration: Kehinde Wiley”

  1. Mike says:

    Salazar, I personally want to thank you for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. It really means a lot to me, as I’m sure it does to so many others who read your blog. You are the best!
    I don’t know what I’ll wear for this one, but I’m all over this, that’s for sure.
    Thanks again! I’ll do my best to stay safe (I’m trying as I haven’t left my house in over a week, similar to when the Coronavirus first started). Wish me luck and send me lots of positive vibes!

  2. […] week’s SIA was chosen by Salazar, over on 14 Shades of Grey, and she chose the Triple Portrait of Charles II by the ever so great artist, Kehinde Wiley, best […]


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