Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence

$50

Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence features a new body of paintings and sculptures by American artist Kehinde Wiley confronting the legacies of colonialism through the visual language of the fallen figure. It expands on a subject the artist first explored in his 2008 series Down―a group of large-scale portraits of young Black men inspired by Wiley’s encounter with Hans Holbein. Holbein’s painting triggered an ongoing investigation into the iconography of death and sacrifice in Western art that Wiley traced across religious, mythological and historical subjects.

An Archaeology of Silence extends these considerations to include men and women around the world whose senseless deaths, often unacknowledged or silenced, are transformed into a powerful elegy of global resistance against state-sanctioned violence. The resulting paintings of Black bodies struck down, wounded or dead, all referencing iconic historical paintings of slain heroes, martyrs or saints, offer a haunting meditation on the violence against Black and Brown bodies through the lens of European art history.

  • ISBN: 9781636810980

Jake & Jones Books

We're pleased to present our curated collection of books at Jake & Jones. Our shop was founded on the belief that active curiosity is inherent to our existence, it's what keeps us going. We've aimed to curate a collection that's applicable for anyone to treasure, explore and pique curiosity.  

EXTENDED HOLIDAY RETURN POLICY - Eligible items may be returned until January 4th, 2024

Jake and Jones accepts returns on eligible items from in-store purchases in the form of store credit within 10 days of purchase. 

For online orders, Jake and Jones will accept your return if mailed within 10 days of the date it was received with all tags on and the items unworn for an exchange, store credit, or refund. All intimates, swimwear and apothecary are final sale and are not eligible for return.  

*All Sale Items are Final Sale Both In Store and Online* 

Returns for online purchases
If you would like to return an online order via mail, please or visit your customer account or submit a return request by email to hello@jakeandjones.com within 10 days of receiving your order.

You will be notified of your return confirmation via email. If you would like to exchange for another size or style please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate whenever possible.

Customers are responsible for any return shipping costs.


Please note: Shoes may be pulled from boutique stock and, therefore, may have been tried on within the store. This might contribute to minor scuffs but should not be considered worn. Shoes being returned must be in their original box and original condition.

When shipping your return, please send to:
Jake and Jones
Attn: Returns
136 E. Canon Perdido St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Online items eligible for return may also be returned or exchanged in store.

Recently viewed