Why Won’t You Braid My Hair???

Kendrick Lamar, Rolling Stone Cover March 26 2015

Kendrick Lamar, Rolling Stone Cover March 26 2015

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Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell star in Get Hard.

Spring Trends? It looks like braids are in vogue. But aren’t they always?

Bound, Kehinde Wiley at Brooklyn Museum 2015

Bound, Kehinde Wiley at Brooklyn Museum 2015

Bound, Kehinde Wiley at Brooklyn Museum 2015

Bound, Kehinde Wiley at Brooklyn Museum 2015

Maybe it get’s deeper.

Juliana Huxtable Sculpture by Frank Benson, New Museum Triennial Spring 2015

Juliana Huxtable Sculpture by Frank Benson, New Museum Triennial Spring 2015

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So media really loves men getting their hair braided?

Kehinde Wiley’s work is on display at the Brooklyn Museum in Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic through May 24, 2015. Juliana Huxtable is one of many artists at the New Museum of Contemporary Art’s 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience also on display through  May 24, 2015.

Off With Their Heads…

Kehinde Wiley is known for his contemporary urban takes on classic art. Particularly popular has been his World Series where he visited countries including Israel, China, Jamaica, and Haiti and painted subjects he met on the street. If you somehow haven’t seen his work yet, you must get going to the Brooklyn Museum where a collection of Wiley’s work is currently on display. The exhibit includes old favorites as well as some newer pieces ranging from paintings to stained glass to sculptures, and even some video.

Judith and Holofernes from the series, An Economy of Grace

Judith and Holofernes from the series, An Economy of Grace

Judith and Holofernes is a piece that takes on several classical works that depict a beheading as described in the book of Judith (one of the books that isn’t part of the traditional Bible). Wikipedia has the story for you. Read it, or just dance till you’re dead.

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic is currently on display at the Brooklyn Museum until May 24th, 2015.