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Yinka Shonibare

Newly revised and updated, Yinka Shonibare MBE is the most comprehensive and authoritative volume on the exciting, ironic, and often subversive work of this celebrated Royal Academician. Shonibare's work incorporates sculpture, painting, installation, photography and film to address issues of race, class, cultural identity and history in his own vibrant and unique style.

This book is part of a curated reading list by Yinka Shonibare CBE RA, created especially for the RA Shop. Read more and shop the full selection here.

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Dimensions 30.8 x 2.7 x 24.7cm
SKU 02081999

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Yinka Shonibare RA was born in London in 1962, and raised in Nigeria. He is most known for his use of colourful ‘Dutch-wax’ dyed fabrics, commonly found in Western Africa, and Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle which became his first public art commission for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, London.

Author Rachel Kent is the Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA), Sydney. This volume was published to accompany the 2008 exhibition Yinka Shonibare MBE. The retrospective was curated by Kent for the MCA and it then traveled to the Brooklyn Museum, New York and the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.