in Collaborations , Videos | 25 FEB 22

Watch Now: Kehinde Wiley’s Takes on the City, Cinema and Cultural Change

For Art:LIVE, the artist and Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award juror explains how ‘film comes from a long line of painting’

in Collaborations , Videos | 25 FEB 22
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Art:LIVE is a series of original video content that brings to the viewer accessible expert insights into recent developments in contemporary art and culture, produced in partnership with Frieze’s Global Lead Partner Deutsche Bank. This edition of Art:LIVE seeks to take the pulse of the moment as Frieze Los Angeles returns as an in person fair for the first time since 2020 with a brand new location in Beverly Hills.

In this video specially commissioned for Art:LIVE, renowned Los Angeles-born artist Kehinde Wiley. discusses his artistic evolution, from humble origins to painting the presidential portrait of Barack Obama, recently on view at LACMA, and new work responding to Thomas Gainsborough’s The Blue Boy (c.1770) on view at Huntington Library in Los Angeles. A juror in this year’s Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award, Wiley has recently turned to moving image as a medium, and reflects on the deep connection between painting and film.

Returning to Los Angeles for the first in-person fair since 2020, and with a brand new location in Beverly Hills, this year’s Frieze Los Angeles offers a chance to experience the work of the most exciting living artists and survey broader developments across the contemporary art sector, whether in stand-out solo presentations or the trailblazing young galleries in Focus LA. Art:LIVE also features up-close encounters with significant artworks and installations, and candid commentary from artists, gallerists and experts — bringing the buzz of the fair to wherever you are.


Watch previous editions of Art:LIVE featuring guest interviews and fair round-ups here.