Kehinde Wiley (American, born 1977). <em>Passing/Posing (Assumption)</em>, 2003. Oil on canvas mounted on panel, 96 x 60 x 1 1/2 in. (243.8 x 152.4 x 3.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Mary Smith Dorward Fund and Healy Purchase Fund B, 2003.90.3. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2003.90.3_SL1.jpg)

Passing/Posing (Assumption)

Artist:Kehinde Wiley

Medium: Oil on canvas mounted on panel


Dimensions: 96 x 60 x 1 1/2 in. (243.8 x 152.4 x 3.8 cm)



Accession Number: 2003.90.3

Image: 2003.90.3_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Young black man standing in a dramatic pose with his (proper left) hand raised to his heart and his (proper right) arm elevated at the elbow with open hand raised in a greeting-like gesture. He is wearing a hooded sweatshirt. The canvas is arched at top and is decorated with scrolling vines and an occasional flower.

Brooklyn Museum