Tulip Field

Yinka Shonibare (1962 - )

Archival inkjet print with hand-applied gold foil

2017

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Art Collection
  • About the artist
    Yinka Shonibare CBE was born in London and moved to Lagos, Nigeria at the age of three. He returned to London to study Fine Art, first at Byam School of Art and then at Goldsmiths College, where he received his MFA. Shonibare was a Turner Prize nominee in 2004, and was also awarded the decoration of Member of the ‘Most Excellent Order of the British Empire’ or MBE, a title he has added to his professional name. Shonibare was notably commissioned by Okwui Enwezor at Documenta XI, Kassel, in 2002 to create his most recognised work 'Gallantry and Criminal Conversation' that launched him on to an international stage. He has exhibited at the Venice Biennale and internationally at leading museums. In September 2008, his major mid-career survey commenced at the MCA Sydney and then toured to the Brooklyn Museum, New York and the Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. He was elected as a Royal Academician by the Royal Academy, London in 2013. In January 2019, Yinka Shonibare was awarded the decoration of CBE.
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  • Details
    Title
    Tulip Field
    Portfolio Title
    Turkish Tulips
    Edition
    7/25
    Date
    2017
    Medium
    Archival inkjet print with hand-applied gold foil
    Dimensions
    height: 42 cm, width: 29.7 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from The House of Fairy Tales, January 2018
    Inscription
    below image: Yinka Shonibare 7/25 2017
    Provenance
    The House of Fairy Tales; purchased by the GAC 2018
    GAC number
    18749/16