Lot 448
  • 448

Yinka Shonibare

120,000 - 180,000 USD
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  • Yinka Shonibare
  • Leisure Lady (with pugs)
  • fiberglass mannequin, 3 fiberglass dogs, Dutch wax printed cotton, leather, shoes, glass, bells and baseplate
  • mannequin: 63 by 31 1/2 by 31 1/2 in. 160 by 80 by 80 in.
  • each dog: 16 by 42 by 8 in. 40.6 by 106.7 by 20.3 cm.
  • Executed in 2001.


Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner in March 2002


New York, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Yinka Shonibare, January - March 2002
Jerusalem, Israel Museum, Double Dress: Yinka Shonibare, a Nigerian/British Artist, March - November 2002, n.p., illustrated in color
Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen; Vienna, Kunsthalle Wien, Double Dutch | Yinka Shonibare, February - September, 2004, illustrated in color (cover)



Exh. Cat., Brooklyn Museum (and traveling), Yinka Shonibare MBE, 2008, p. 128, illustrated in color
Josephine Steed and Frances Stevenson, Basics Textile Design 01: Sourcing Ideas Researching Colour, Surface, Structure, Texture and Pattern, Lausanne 2012, p. 131, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

“Whilst the leisure pursuit might look frivolous…my depiction of it is a way of engaging with that power. It is actually an expression of something much more profoundly serious insofar as the accumulation of wealth and power that is personified in leisure was no doubt a product of exploiting other people.” Yinka Shonibare