Kehinde Wiley’s MFA’01 first monumental public sculpture, Rumors of War, will be on display this fall on the Broadway Plaza between 46th and 47th Streets. According to the presenters,
Mounted proudly on its large stone pedestal, Wiley’s monumental bronze sculpture, Rumors of War, is the artist’s direct response to the ubiquitous Confederate sculptures that populate the United States, particularly in the South. Sitting astride a massive horse in a striking pose, Wiley’s young, African-American subject is dressed in urban streetwear.
The statue will be on display through December.