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  • Provenance

    Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

  • Catalogue Essay

    With an exotic display of color and fully charged scenarios, Yinka Shonibare entertains and seduces us; through historically precise costumes and arrangements, he presents to us history and stories – from the life of the British high society through to space travel. Born in London in 1962, raised in Lagos, to later return to London, Yinka Shonibare tends to describe himself as a “post-colonial hybrid” and perhaps can be considered as an example of the increasing hybridization of unambiguous cultural or national definitions, which fundamentally changes the way we deal with culture in cosmopolitan times. Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier, Yinka Shonibare: Entertaining, Seducing, Provoking, September, 2004

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19th Century Kid (Benjamin Disraeli) and 19th Century Kid (William Gladstone)

2000
Two sculptures comprised of wood, fabric collage, amethyst, metal chain, and metal supports.
Each sculpture: 167.6 x 71.7 x 73 cm. (66 x 28 1/4 x 28 3/8 in).

Estimate
£40,000 - 60,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £46,100

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

28 Feb 2008, 7pm
London