Yinka Shonibare MBE



This book surveys the exciting, ironic, and often subversive work of Yinka Shonibare MBE. Born in London and raised in Nigeria, Shonibare employs a diverse range of media – from sculpture, painting, and installation to photography and film – to probe matters of race, class, cultural identity, and history. He is best known for his signature use of a colorful “African” batik fabric that originated in Indonesia and was introduced to Africa by British and Dutch colonizers. Incorporated into Victorian costumes or stretched like canvas for paintings, these vibrant textiles challenge notions of origin and authenticity.

This book – the most comprehensive resource available on Shonibare – presents the best work of the London-based artist’s career, including his Fourth Plinth project for London’s Trafalgar Square and other innovative projects.

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Weight 3.6 lbs
Dimensions 12.25 × 9.75 × 1.0 in

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