Femme Piquée Par Un Serpent Towel
Designer: Kehinde Wiley Studio
Dimensions: 32 x 72"
Materials: 50% Turkish cotton / 50% polyester
This lightweight, limited edition beach towel features Kehinde Wiley’s 2010 painting Femme Piquée Par Un Serpent Study III, reimagined from Auguste Clésinger’s 1847 sculpture of the same name. Wiley’s model lays sensually on a table of linen cloth, wearing blue jeans, an orange hoodie, and a gold chain. With his head tilted towards the viewer and underwear exposed, the powerlessness of being off one's feet is addressed as an erotic moment.
Net proceeds from your purchase support the artist in residence program Black Rock Sénégal, founded by Wiley in 2019.