A Hero’s Welcome
Kehinde Wiley’s work frames young black men in a way they’re rarely seen in fine arts: as celebrated heroes. In 2001 the New York City–based artist began re-creating classic paintings by Manet, Titian and van Dyck, replacing their subjects with black men–whom he hired off the street–striking the same poses in contemporary dress. The new book Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, available in late February, chronicles these works as well as Wiley’s colorful “The World Stage” series, which features paintings he made all around the globe. An accompanying exhibit kicks off at the Brooklyn Museum on Feb. 20 and will travel to Fort Worth, Texas; Seattle; and Richmond, Va., in 2015 and 2016.
An out-of-work submarine captain (Jude Law, below) goes after a sunken World War II U-boat full of gold in Black Sea. But the mission turns deadly when greed overcomes his crew in this thriller from Kevin Macdonald, who also directed the Oscar-winning documentary One Day in September. In theaters Jan. 23.
After a fling with dance music, R&B singer and in-demand songwriter Ne-Yo goes back to his roots on his sixth album, Non-Fiction, which arrives Jan. 27 and features guest spots by Pitbull and T.I.
NBC’s long-running drama Parenthood will air its series finale on Jan. 29 after six seasons. Lauren Graham (below, with co-star Dax Shepard) recently told TIME what fans should expect from the ending. “It’s satisfying,” she says of her character’s arc, “but I think it’s a little polarizing.”
‘IF THIS MOVIE ISN’T SEEN BY THE PUBLIC, IT IS A FAILURE IN ITSELF.’
This appears in the February 02, 2015 issue of TIME.