Three Wise Men Greeting Entry Into Lagos

by Kehinde Wiley

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Three Wise Men Greeting Entry Into Lagos by Kehinde Wiley at PAFA

Credit: Courtesy Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

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This work is a large-scale rectangular painting surrounded by a black wooden frame. The image shows three young African men standing side-by-side facing the viewer. The left hand figure is dressed in a brown and white patterned tunic and holds his fists touching one above the other in front of him. The central figure wears a blue and white patterned tunic and holds his right hand up in a fist and rests his left hand on his waist. The right hand figure wears a red, white and black patterned tunic. He holds his right hand up in a fist and his left hand in front of him in a fist. The background consists of a decorative floral pattern in yellow, red and green on a turquoise green ground. The floral pattern flows over the front of the figures in the lower half of the painting.