While his former assistants Kevin Cyr and Jason Bryant opened their own show in NY, Kehinde Wiley was busy working with on a new World Cup project with PUMA in Africa. Samuel Eto’o of Cameroon, John Mensah of Ghana, and Emmanuel Eboué of Ivory Coast, three of Africa’s brightest soccer stars, sat down with Kehinde and posed for individual portraits as well as one all together symbolizing the unity of their continent.
Take a look at the video documenting the project above as well as another video on the unveiling of the portraits in Berlin after the jump. The portraits will then travel in February for exhibitions in Paris, London, New York, Beijing and Milan, ending in South Africa in June for the World Cup. Also, look out for his next major U.S. show, which opens this spring at the Rhona Hoffman Gallery.
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