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  • Provenance

    Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

  • Exhibited

    Berlin, Wasserschloss, Rohkunstbau XI, June 1 – August 31, 2004; Rotterdam, Museum Boymans van Beuningen, February 21 – April 25, 2004 and Vienna, Kunstalle Wien, May 14 – September 5, 2004

  • Literature

    J. Guldemond, Yinka Shonibare: Double Dutch, Rotterdam 2004, p. 150 (illustrated)

  • 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, and, at the same time, by means of a special art of combinatorics, he sets off a great deal of disturbing effects….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. Thus, upon closer inspection of the labels, the 'African' fabrics prove to be products of Holland – what stories, what cultural transfers, what economies lie behind that? And what projections are involved when we automatically judge certain colors and patterns as “African”?

    ‘In my work, it is not fundamentally about the representation of politics, but the politics of representation.’ (Yinka Shonibare)

    Yinka Shonibare uses various artistic media and materials; painting, photography, sculpture, and installation as well as reproduced picture and sign carriers or museum subjects from art history.
    "Absolute Arts, Yinka Shonibare: Entertaining, Seducing, Provoking," Art News, April, 2004

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Pedagogy Girl/Girl

2003
Wood, Dutch wax, printed cotton, brass, fiberglass, leather.
39 x 42 x 34 in. (99.1 x 106.7 x 86.4 cm).

Estimate
£50,000 - 70,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £57,600

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Evening Sale
13 October 2007, 4pm
London