To celebrate 2010's World Cup in South Africa as well as PUMA’s long standing partnership with African football, PUMA partnered with Kehinde Wiley. They commissioned him to create four original works of art inspired by three of soccer's most decorated players. (Samuel Eto’o of Cameroon, John Mensah of Ghana and Emmanuel Eboué of Ivory Coast).
Wiley’s paintings, along with PUMA’s collection of lifestyle apparel, footwear, and accessories that incorporate his graphics — as well as the PUMA Africa Unity Kit, a special kit that is registered as the third kit for all PUMA-sponsored African football teams in 2010, were on display.
LINK to website (includes link to paintings, products and wallpapers)
Of The Same Earth, a film documenting Wiley’s experiences visiting these athletes in their home countries, will be screened throughout the exhibition.