Yinka Shonibare CBE RA - New Now New York Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    The Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens
    Christie's, London, October 16, 2007, lot 541
    Stephen Friedman Fine Art, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2009

  • Exhibited

    Athens, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Monument to Now: The Dakis Joannou Collection, June 22 - December 31, 2004, p. 352 (illustrated)
    Paris, Palais de Tokyo, Translation, June 23 - September 18, 2005
    Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art; Brooklyn Museum; Washington D.C., National Museum of African Art, Yinka Shonibare MBE, September 24, 2008 - March 7, 2010, p. 146 (illustrated p. 147)
    The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Until Now: Collecting the New, April 16 - August 1, 2010 (on extended loan until February 19, 2019)

  • Literature

    Rachel Kent, ed., Yinka Shonibare MBE, New York, 2008, pp. 36, 229 (illustrated, p. 179)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “Origin means from where someone comes from and it has never been a singular notion for me. Origin for the post colonial generation could have a number of meanings, like the profusion of colours in the feathers of a peacock or like the rich colour display in a kaleidoscope. I use African fabric in my work because of its complex origin. When I was at Art School in London, there was constant pressure on me to produce traditional African art, but for someone with a multiplicity of cultural experiences, the idea of a pure notion of “African-ness” didn’t make sense to me”


Dressing Down

wax printed cotton textile, crinoline, fibreglass mannequin, aluminum, plastic and felt, in 5 parts
69 x 54 1/2 x 54 1/2 in. (175.3 x 138.4 x 138.4 cm.)
Executed in 1997, this work is unique.

$100,000 - 150,000 

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New York Auction 24 September 2019