Yinka Shonibare CBE, ‘Untitled (Dollhouse)’, 2002, Other, Resin, wood, paper, fabric, and plastic, International Studio & Curatorial Program
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Yinka Shonibare CBE

Untitled (Dollhouse), 2002

Resin, wood, paper, fabric, and plastic
11 4/5 × 8 × 9 in
30 × 20.3 × 22.9 cm
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International Studio & Curatorial Program
Brooklyn

In the 18th century, dollhouses which were exact miniature replicas of larger homes were often …

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Yinka Shonibare CBE
British-Nigerian, b. 1962
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Drawing from his own experience growing up in the U.K. and Nigeria, Yinka Shonibare investigates political and social histories related to post-colonialism and globalization, reconfiguring iconic imagery from the Western art-historical canon with a playful and ironic touch. Working in sculpture, film, photography, and painting, Shonibare is best known for his tableaux of characters dressed in spectacular period costumes made from batik (an Indonesian-designed fabric that is produced in the Netherlands but has become popularly assimilated in West Africa). In Odile and Odette (2005) a film made in collaboration with London’s Royal Opera, Shonibare re-imagines a classical episode from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake as a complex and subtle interplay between two dancers of different races. Mirroring each other’s expressions on either side of an ornate Baroque frame, Shonibare suggests that their movements are at once estranged and united.

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In the 18th century, dollhouses which were exact miniature replicas of larger homes were often custom-made for elite and well-to-do families. Yinka Shonibare’s piece "Untitled (Dollhouse)" is a replica of the 1872 Victorian town house in the East End of London where Shonibare now lives. As in many of his …

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Yinka Shonibare CBE
British-Nigerian, b. 1962
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Drawing from his own experience growing up in the U.K. and Nigeria, Yinka Shonibare investigates political and social histories related to post-colonialism and globalization, reconfiguring iconic imagery from the Western art-historical canon with a playful and ironic touch. Working in sculpture, film, photography, and painting, Shonibare is best known for his tableaux of characters dressed in spectacular period costumes made from batik (an Indonesian-designed fabric that is produced in the Netherlands but has become popularly assimilated in West Africa). In Odile and Odette (2005) a film made in collaboration with London’s Royal Opera, Shonibare re-imagines a classical episode from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake as a complex and subtle interplay between two dancers of different races. Mirroring each other’s expressions on either side of an ornate Baroque frame, Shonibare suggests that their movements are at once estranged and united.

Yinka Shonibare CBE

Untitled (Dollhouse), 2002

Resin, wood, paper, fabric, and plastic
11 4/5 × 8 × 9 in
30 × 20.3 × 22.9 cm
.
Sold
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