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Queuing at the RA

by Yinka Shonibare RA

This exciting new RA Edition, Queuing at the RA, originates from an archival photograph first encountered during Shonibare’s research for The RA Family Album. It was originally featured on a limited edition stamp, commemorating the RAs 250 year anniversary in 2018.

Produced in a limited edition of 60, each print is stamped and numbered by the artist and presented in a portfolio.

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Artwork details

Dimensions 42 x 33.49cm
Fabric & material Digital Print

Delivery & returns information

Service Update (updated 19 March 2020)

We want to make sure your order reaches you as safely as possible. Therefore, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, all purchases of unframed prints from the RA Editions store will be dispatched once the RA has reopened. Delivery charges are detailed here. Please note that purchses of unique works that are for collection only will only be available for collection once the RA has reopened. The RA Editions Team will be in touch regarding all orders upon the RA reopening. 

During this period our Returns Policy will be extended. For any order queries, please Contact Us

UK tracked delivery is charged at £20, unless the work is collection only

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We have a dedicated team who carefully prepares your artworks for shipment. We aim to deliver your artwork within 14 days. 

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Updated 19 May 2020

All artworks are available for Delivery. You can find our Art Delivery Charges here. The Royal Academy is temporarily closed, Collection is not available at this time.

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Product story

Through sculpture, painting, photography, film and performance, Yinka Shonibare CBE RA’s practice explores issues of race and class, questioning the meaning of cultural and national identities.

The aerial photograph of the Royal Academy courtyard captures a quintessential British scene; a crowd queuing in the rain to enter a Turner retrospective. In Shonibare's characteristic reimagining of subject, and emphasised through the minimalist reduction of the print, the colourful umbrellas of the crowd are abstracted to create a magical, almost surreal spectacle. Playfully interspersed are puddles of slick varnish mimicking the rain and unique pieces of Dutch wax batik fabric, a signature of the artist and now synonymous with his work.

Printed by Coriander Studio.


Please note: purchases of this Edition are limited to one per purchaser or household, subject to availability. Any purchases which exceed this limit will be treated as void. Should we subsequently discover that any such void purchases have been fulfilled, we reserve all rights against the purchaser, including the right to require return or onward delivery and compensation for any damage or loss.

About Yinka Shonibare RA

Yinka Shonibare RA was born in London, in 1962 and moved to Lagos, Nigeria at the age of three. He returned to the UK to study Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art, London and Goldsmiths College, London, where he received his Masters in Fine Art.

Over the past decade, he has become well known for his exploration of colonialism... Go to artist page