Man on Flying Machine, by Yinka Shonibare

The Nigerian-British artist Yinka Shonibare has made a whole fascinating series of race/class remix sculptures featuring mannequins of 18th-century European dandies dressed in period clothing cut from “African” Dutch-wax fabrics (made in Manchester and the Netherlands, purchased by the artist in Brixton Market, London). He’s currently got a big exhibition up at the Brooklyn Museum.

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Man on Flying Machine” (2008), by Yinka Shonibare, James Cohan Gallery :: via Daily Serving

Originally published at culture-making.com.

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