These postcards featuring the fabric-based work of artist Yinka Shonibare—Cannonball Heave, Food Faerie, New York Toy Painting, Wind Sculpture I, and Wind Sculpture II—were created for his 2013 FABRIC-ATION Exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in England.
8.25 x 5.75 inches | (21cm x 15cm)
Born in London in 1962, Shonibare moved to Nigeria when he was three, later returning to the UK to study art. His work shrewdly explores and confounds stereotypes of race and class, engaging with ideas around identity and authenticity as well as dislocation, multiculturalism, global food production and revolution, often addressed through playful conceits. This approach is part of his determination to avoid being categorized: Shonibare accepted an MBE in 2004, adopting the title into his working name, saying, "it was the last thing you would have expected of me."