"Legacy" by Alexandre Keto
Alexandre Keto is a Brazilian artist heavily influenced by American graffiti and Samba, his spiritual Orisha worship. Keto seeks to celebrate, reconnect, and value the African heritage through his art while also spreading the message of community to overlooked neighborhoods. His piece "Legacy" is inspired by Black female athletes and their legacies in the sports world.
"The yellow dress and the red flower is a reference to Althea Gibson when she won the championship," Keto said of the piece. "The character has a serene expression (serenity is the origin of the name Serena) and she's holding the Earth and the planet next to Earth is Venus. Sloane Stephens has a foundation where she works for children working for a better world. The planet Earth is being transformed and the butterflies represent that too. Through the tennis, they all hold the world in their hands."