Kehinde Wiley's A Portrait of a Young Gentleman went on view at The Huntington on Oct. 2, 2021, in the historic Thornton Portrait Gallery. A t-shirt and a set of playing cards, inspired by the painting will be available for pre-sale on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, at 9 a.m.

 

Kehinde Wiley: A Portrait of a Young Gentleman T-shirt
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$140
Available in XS, S, MED, LRG, XL, XXL
This all-over print, unisex t-shirt features imagery directly pulled from Kehinde Wiley’s painting, A Portrait of a Young Gentleman.  Luxuriously crafted with comfort and durability in mind, this t-shirt is made from soft, ring-spun poly.  Cut and sewn in LA.

Adapted specifically for this t-shirt, Wiley’s painting A Portrait of a Young Gentleman (2021) was created as a contemporary response to Thomas Gainsborough's iconic Blue Boy portrait (1770). His painting reimagines Gainsborough's young white subject as a Black, Senegalese surfer and replaces the original moody wooded landscape with a vibrant floral backdrop that decorates the entire surface of the shirt.


Kehinde Wiley: A Portrait of a Young Gentleman Playing Cards
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$30
This deck of cards features A Portrait of a Young Gentleman, (2021) by Kehinde Wiley, which was created as a contemporary response to Thomas Gainsborough's iconic Blue Boy portrait (1770).  This standard set of playing cards is inspired by the manner in which Wiley's painting reimagines Gainsborough's young, white subject as a Black, Senegalese surfer and replaces the original moody, wooded landscape with a vibrant, floral backdrop.