"Colonel Tarleton and Mrs Oswald Shooting," detail (2007)

"Colonel Tarleton and Mrs Oswald Shooting," detail, 2007
Two life-size mannequins, Dutch was printed cotton, guns, and mixed media, dimensions variable; Colonel Tarleton on plinth: 153 1/5 x 75 3/5 x 59 4/5 inches overall, Mrs Oswald on plinth: 154 7/10 x 75 3/5 x 69 4/5 inches overall
Photo by Stephen White
© Yinka Shonibare MBE
Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

"You grow up with this idealistic idea of wanting to change the world, realizing later on that artworks that look too much like propaganda scare people and people just become defensive. So I realized that the strategy would have to change."

-Yinka Shonibare MBE