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Kehinde Wiley, 34,Visual Artist/Designer
@kehindewileyart

Wiley is known for his larger-than-life paintings inspired by young men on streets of Harlem and the urban landscapes of Mumbai, Senegal, Dakar, and Rio de Janeiro. The Los Angeles native and New York-based visual artist/designer offered his artistic eye to PUMA’s Spring/Summer 2010 “Africa Lifestyle” line which includes bomber jackets, T-shirts, laces, and patterned sneakers. He was also commissioned by PUMA to create life-size paintings of African footballer starts to tour Paris, London, Milan, and Johannesburg as a symbol of unity among those countries participating in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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