Yinka Shonibare CBE RA - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Tuesday, May 16, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Stephen Friedman Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2003

  • Exhibited

    Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen; Kunsthalle Wien, Yinka Shonibare. Double Dutch, February 21–September 5, 2004, pp. 148–149 (illustrated)
    Philadelphia, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Yinka Shonibare MBE, September 8–November 6, 2004
    Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art; New York, Brooklyn Museum; Washington, D.C., National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Yinka Shonibare MBE, September 24, 2008–March 7, 2010, pp. 108–109 (illustrated, p. 108)
    Philadelphia, Barnes Foundation, Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders, January 24–April 21, 2014, pp. 50–51, 79 (illustrated, pp. 50–51)

  • Literature

    Brian Sholis, “Yinka Shonibare,” Artforum, October 14, 2004, online
    Susana Fuentes, “Reading Rainbow,” Blouin Lifestyle, January 2014, p. 34 (illustrated)
    Priscilla Frank, “Yinka Shonibare MBE Remixes The Enlightenment In Stunning ‘Magic Ladders’ Exhibition,” Huffington Post, January 14, 2014, online (illustrated)
    Japhet Alakam, “Shonibare’s Magic Ladders explores childhood education, enlightenment,” Vanguard, February 20, 2014, online (illustrated; erroneously dated 2011)
    Gerald Schröder and Christina Threuter, eds., Wilde Dinge in Kunst und Design: Aspekte der Alterität seit 1800, Bielefeld, 2017, p. 130


Pedagogy Boy/Boy

wood, Dutch wax printed cotton, metal and fiberglass
36 x 35 1/2 x 29 in. (91.4 x 90.2 x 73.7 cm)
Executed in 2003.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $86,360

Contact Specialist

Patrizia Koenig
Specialist, Head of Sale, Afternoon Session
+1 212 940 1279

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 16 May 2023