"Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle (maquette)" (2007)

"Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle (maquette)," 2007
Plastic, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, cork, acrylic, and glass bottle, 15 x 23 3/5 x 15 inches
© Yinka Shonibare MBE
Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

"There is an over-emphasis on the post-colonial. There is a theory industry, and it likes to categorize, but that is not a matter for the artist. Theory can be useful if you’re an art historian but it’s not the place of the artist to do theory in that way. "

-Yinka Shonibare MBE