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Yinka Shonibare @ Stephen Friedman Gallery

3 October 2018 - 6 October 2018

The exhibition is a solo presentation of hand-painted sculptures by Yinka Shonibare MBE in the exquisite and intimate setting of Grade II* listed Fitzrovia Chapel, London.
In the central nave stand three unique sculptures in which Shonibare reinterprets masterpieces of Greek and Roman antiquity. In each work, Shonibare’s figures are transformed by the artist’s uniquely designed signature Dutch wax batik patterns that are painted directly onto the surface. Each bears a bespoke handmade globe as its head that depicts a contemporary map, alluding to a form of universal identity. Reimagining these classical myths for the present day, Shonibare retains the dramatic impact of the original statues.


3 October 2018
6 October 2018
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Stephen Friedman Gallery @ Frieze London
Stand D3, Regents Park
London, United Kingdom
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