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Feature Doc ‘Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace’ Debuts on PBS Tonight (9/5). Watch Trailer

Feature Doc 'Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace' Debuts on PBS Tonight (9/5). Watch Trailer

Premiering tonight, September 5, 2014, on PBS, is an an intimate documentary portrait of one of this generation’s most accomplished artists – Kehinde Wiley.

Known for his vibrant, larger-than-life reinterpretations of classical portraits featuring young African American men, the New York-based visual artist has turned the practice of portraiture on its head, and in the process, has taken the art world by storm.

Wiley recently embarked on a new project – this time, a series of classical portraits of African American women, which is something he’s never done before, and, in the feature documentary, “Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace,” the artist’s process, from concept to canvas, and coming to know the women whom he selects to paint.documents the project as it unfolds, are all documented in a film produced by Show of Force.

Described by PBS as an exploration of what constitutes beauty in the 21st century, offering a tantalizing look at the intersection of art and fashion,  “Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace” airs tonight, September 5 at 9pm.

Here’s a preview:

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