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Santigold Album Cover Ft. Art By Kehinde Wiley

28 February 2012, 21.31 | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 comments »

SantigoldAlbumArt 532x540 Santigold Album Cover Ft. Art By Kehinde Wiley

Santigold has released today the album art for “Master of My Make-Believe,” which launches May 1st. Photographed by Jason Schmidt, the cover features her in three different personas, including one in which she plays the part of two guards wearing gold Alexander Wang bodysuits. The real coup though is that’s her in the portrait as painted by Kehinde Wiley using Banastre Tarleton’s work, titled “Portrait of an Officer” as inspiration A big deal on its own, but on top of that, this is the first time Wiley–known for his portraits of black urban males placed in classic paintings, has included a woman in his work. Via Nyt.

See the making of the cover on the next page.

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