Classic European portraiture gets a new face in the work of artist Kehinde Wiley, whose striking paintings portray modern African American subjects in poses that mimic European masters in the book Kehinde Wiley : a new republic
, which is part of the KPL social justice collection
. Wiley's work shines a light on the lack of African American faces in historical and cultural contexts. There is also a documentary
about Kehinde, available on DVD or through Hoopla.