Lot 14
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YINKA SHONIBARE | Red Lantern Kid

Estimate
100,000 - 150,000 USD
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Description

  • Yinka Shonibare MBE
  • Red Lantern Kid
  • fiberglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, lantern, resin, metal, globe and steel baseplate
  • 54 1/2 by 22 7/8 by 23 5/8 in. 138.5 by 58 by 60 cm.
  • Executed in 2018.

Catalogue Note

The child figure is dressed in the artist’s signature Dutch wax fabric, representing the hope and optimism for future generations. The lantern symbolises hope in the wake of advancing medical research. The featured names on the globe are prominent activists, performers or supporters who fought for the rights of AIDS sufferers at the height of the epidemic in the 1980s. 
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