Twins I

Yinka Shonibare (1962 - )

silkscreen print with gold leaf on paper


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  • About the work
    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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    Twins I
    Number 1 in an edition of 10 plus 2 artist's proofs
    silkscreen print with gold leaf on paper
    height: 106.0 cm; width: 102.0 cm
    Purchased from the artist via Stephen Friedman Gallery, September 2019
    recto: inscribed by the artist 'Yinka Shonibare 1/10 2015', bottom left
    Stephen Friedman Gallery, London UK; from whom purchased by UK Government Art Collection, 12 September 2019
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