Kehinde Wiley’s soccer portraits in Cape Town for World Cup celebrations

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Earlier this year, Kehinde Wiley showcased four new pieces in Berlin to coincide with the World Cup, with portraits of 3 soccer greats Samuel Eto’o of Cameroon, John Mensah of Ghana, and Emmanuel Eboué of Ivory Coast.  “Wiley painted three individual portraits of each player wearing the Africa Unity Kit, and then a fourth ‘Unity’ Portrait was painted with all three players together, symbolizing the united countries of Africa.” So now, teamed up Puma, Wiley has had the work traveling around the world, but finally the 4 pieces have found there way to Studio One in Cape Town for a Kehinde exhibition, again, all in conjunction and timed for this big thing called the World Cup that is going on in South Africa.

Point is, Kehinde Wiley is a badass.

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