Artist Kehinde Wiley Takes on Confederate Monuments


  Kehinde Wiley’s “Napolean Leading the Army over the Alps” at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art in 2016. (Credit Mallory Noe-Payne)

Artist Kehinde Wiley, best known for painting President Obama’s official portrait, has announced his first large-scale public sculpture. And Virginia will ultimately be its home.

As Mallory Noe-Payne reports, the piece is modeled after one of the Richmond’s Confederate monuments.

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