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A Tale of Today: Yinka Shonibare CBE

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The Driehaus Museum's inaugural contemporary art exhibition focuses on Yinka Shonibare CBE, an artist who draws on history, politics, and fashion influences to explore and critique our understanding of the past with equal doses of humor, irony and theatrics playfully woven in. It is presented within the context of one of America’s great Gilded Age mansions - the Driehaus Museum’s home - creating compelling juxtapositions that will reveal new perspectives on both the art and its setting.

Yinka Shonibare CBE (British/Nigerian, b. 1962) Child on Unicycle, 2005. Metal, fabric, resin andLeather. American Masters Collection I, Kansas City, Missouri. Photograph by Michael Tropea, 2019.
Yinka Shonibare CBE (British/Nigerian, b. 1962) Party Time: Re-imagine America (detail), 2009. Fiberglassmannequins, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, leather boots, table, eight chairs, and other mixed-media.Collection of the Newark Museum, Purchase 2010 Helen McMahon Brady Cutting Fund. 2010.5.1-66.Photograph by Michael Tropea, 2019.
Yinka Shonibare CBE (British/Nigerian, b. 1962) Party Time: Re-imagine America (detail), 2009. Fiberglassmannequins, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, leather boots, table, eight chairs, and other mixed-media.Collection of the Newark Museum, Purchase 2010 Helen McMahon Brady Cutting Fund. 2010.5.1-66.Photograph by Michael Tropea, 2019.
© Yinka Shonibare Studio, London. Photographer: Wig Worland.
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