13. Officer of the Hussars by Kehinde Wiley, 2007
Medium: Oil and Enamel on Canvas
Most of Kehinde Wiley's subjects are men from the "hip-hop generation" depicted in the styles of Western paintings typically commissioned by nobility and wealthy patrons of past eras. Officer of the Hussars is one of Wiley's portraits featuring horses, an important theme in art history, highlighted by perfect detail. Wiley's work blurs the boundaries between traditional and contemporary styles and is infused with majestic and subliminal messages.