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.
|Dimensions||42 x 33.49cm|
|Fabric & material||Digital Print|
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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