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Passing/Posing (Female Prophet Deborah)

Kehinde Wiley

Contemporary Art

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MEDIUM Oil on canvas mounted on panel
DATES 2003
DIMENSIONS 96 × 60 × 1 3/4 in. (243.8 × 152.4 × 4.4 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
CREDIT LINE Mary Smith Dorward Fund and Healy Purchase Fund B
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Young black man standing in a dramatic pose with his proper left hand in front of his body at hip level, index finger is pointing and rest of fingers are curled inward. His proper right arm is raised at the elbow with his open hand poised in a greeting or placating type of gesture. He is wearing a cross necklace around his neck, puffy jacket, and a baseball cap turned backwards. The canvas is arched at top. The background is lavishly decorated with intricate designs.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Kehinde Wiley (American, born 1977). Passing/Posing (Female Prophet Deborah), 2003. Oil on canvas mounted on panel, 96 × 60 × 1 3/4 in. (243.8 × 152.4 × 4.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Mary Smith Dorward Fund and Healy Purchase Fund B, 2003.90.5. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2003.90.5_Design_scan.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 2003.90.5_Design_scan.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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RIGHTS STATEMENT © Kehinde Wiley. Courtesy Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
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