"Line Painting" (2003)

"Line Painting," 2003
Emulsion and acrylic on Dutch wax printed cotton, and painted wall, 122 4/5 inches diameter x 2 inches, 30 panels varying 11 4/5 inches, 15 7/10 inches, 23 3/5 inches diameters
Collection of Arts Council, London
Photo by Stephen White © Yinka Shonibare MBE
Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

"I trained as a painter—and I used to draw from the nude, like most people. But then I got really politicized and started to question why I had to do nudes and I started making work about perestroika. But the world was changing, the Cold War was coming to an end, and I didn’t know quite what the implications of that would be."

-Yinka Shonibare MBE