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Yinka Shonibare CBE

Bad School Boy

UK: Greenford Park WarehouseArtist's Resale Right

Estimate:

100,000

to
- 150,000 GBP

Yinka Shonibare CBE

Yinka Shonibare CBE

Bad School Boy

Bad School Boy

Estimate:

100,000

to
- 150,000 GBP

Lot sold:

214,200

GBP

Yinka Shonibare CBE

b. 1962

Bad School Boy 


unique life-size mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, leather, resin, chair, globe and glass flask

195 by 65 by 57cm., 76¾ by 25½ by 22½in. (overall)

Executed in 2014 

Please note that this work is in four detachable pieces: mannequin, globe, stool and hand/beaker with resin. The mannequin is secured to the stool using a bolt through the figure's right foot; the globe is secured to the mannequin using a nut and bolt into the neck; the hand/beaker with resin are secured using a screw to the mannequin's right wrist. The entire structure is mounted to the wall using two bolts to the legs of the stool. Overall, the work appears to be in very good condition and is structurally sound.


Figure: The figure's left-hand ring finger exhibits a very minor white surface mark. Some minor light surface marks and minute chip around the hole where a bolt is used to secure the globe to the top of the neck. This is not visible when the globe is attached. There is minor fraying to the figure's right-hand shoelace, this is likely inherent and contemporary to the creation of the work. The above excepting, the figure appears to be in very good condition.


Globe: The globe appears to be in very good original condition. There are some very light scratches and small areas of discolouration to the metal hardware at the top of the bolt that used to attach the globe to the neck. This is only visible on close inspection and likely inherent to the work.


Stool: The stool appears to be in very good original condition. Any minor scratches and surface marks are likely inherent to the work and in line with the nature of a repurposed/found object.


Hand/beaker with resin: There is a minor repair to the tip of the resin, where the resin previously broke off. The break was bonded back to the main resin structure and filled with fynebond epoxy resin. This repair is not noticeable without prior knowledge and only on very close inspection. The above excepting, the hand and beaker appear to be in very good condition.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Sotheby's, London, Art For Grenfell, 16 October 2017, Lot 18 (donated to charity auction by the artist)
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
Kate Gordon, What’s on in London, Evening Standard, 3 August 2016, illustrated
London, Making & Unmaking: An Exhibition Curated by Duro Olowu, Camden Arts Centre, 19 June-18 September 2016