A comparison Kehinde Wiley's "Rumors of War" and the Gen. J.E.B. Stuart statue on Monument Avenue. Click on the slider in the middle of the image to move it back and forth.

“Rumors of War” depicts an African American figure with a crown of dreadlocks and dressed in modern clothing and sneakers, sitting astride a horse. Cast in bronze, the sculpture is over 27 feet tall and was on view in New York’s Times Square for the past few months.

It was created in response to Richmond’s monument of Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart on Monument Avenue.

(7) comments

Rick Stevenson

So much for a giant ripoff. How much did the dunderheads at VMFA throw away on this idiotic statue. Oh well, cheaper than reparations!

Fred Demey

The Gen. J.E.B. Stuart statue, is history, the "Rumors of War" statue is mystery.........OK, but way too much is being made out of this, at least here at the RTD, especially with all the real news today

E Marshall BUCKLES

I once read that someone evaluated JEB Stuart's horse and said that it would, in real life, actually be a plow horse likely not suitable for cavalry service. Oh well!


Very cool. Thanks for creating this.


Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

Kennon Rumuly

You've obviously missed the intent of what the artist is trying to convey with Rumors of War. This should help: https://mymodernmet.com/kehinde-wiley-rumors-of-war/


Thank you.

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