Kehinde Wiley and ShopwithGoogle celebrated their new partnership with an intimate dinner party and outdoor fish fry during Art Basel and Miami Art Week. Google teamed up with Wiley to release his fall catalog—now available exclusively on Google. Proceeds will go to BLACK ROCK, the exclusive artist-in-residence program Wiley founded in 2019. Named for the volcanic rocks that blanket the country’s shoreline, BLACK ROCK is a multidisciplinary artist-in-residence program that brings together international artists to live and work together in months-long stays to "fuel their work and fuel each other. The community cultivates artists' relationships and growth.
The intimate dinner party took place at The Miami Beach Edition, a luxury hotel on Miami’s shores. Guests at the party included Stephanie Horton, Google's Global Director of Commerce Marketing, Hannah Bronfman, Frank Roberts, director of Culture & Entertainment for New York EDITION, Lola Ogunnaike and Hassan Pierre, co-founder & CEO of fashion outlet, Maison De Mode.
Wiley closed out Art Basel with a fish fry at the Edition Hotel. Chaka Khan surprised Wiley's guests with an hour-long rooftop set that got the crowd grooving. The legendary diva performed "I Feel for You," "Ain't Nobody," and "I'm Every Woman."
Wiley returned to his roots at Art Basel 2022. His latest work, Portrait of Taharka Welcome (2022), on display at the Miami-based event, features the core of his artistry, celebrating young Black and brown men and women from urban settings engulfed in floral patterns inspired by early 19th-century wallpaper.