YINKA SHONIBARE (B. 1962)
YINKA SHONIBARE (B. 1962)
YINKA SHONIBARE (B. 1962)
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YINKA SHONIBARE (B. 1962)

Plaything

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YINKA SHONIBARE (B. 1962)
Plaything
acrylic on printed fabric, in thirty parts
each: 12 x 12 in. (30.5 x 30.5 cm.)
overall dimensions vary with installation
Executed in 1996-1997.
Provenance
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1997
Exhibited
Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, Present Tense, contemporary project series: Yinka Shonibare, July-October 1997, n.p. (illustrated).
Annandale-on-Hudson, Bard College, Center for Curatorial Studies, Liberating Tradition, May 1998, pp. 51 and 99, pl. 14 (illustrated).
Museo de la Ciudad de México, Cinco Continentes y una Ciudad: Salón internacional de pintura, November 1998-February 1999, p. 331.
Jerusalem, The Israel Museum; Helsinki, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and Milan, Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Yinka Shonibare: Double Dress, May 2002-September 2003, pp. 36 and 40-41 (illustrated).
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Lot Essay

"I want audiences to experience the work, which relates to my home background, but then that's me quoting the received stereotypes of my background. ...I am actually producing something perceived as ethnic, in inverted commas, but at the same time the African fabric is something industrially produced, and given its cultural origins my own authenticity is questioned."
—Yinka Shonibare

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