"Nelson's Ship in a Bottle" (2010; installation view, 2010)

Nelson's Ship in a Bottle, 2010
Fiberglass, steel, brass, resin, UV ink on printed cotton textile, linen rigging, acrylic, and wood; 290 x 525 x 235 cm
Installation view: Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, London, 2010
Production still from the Art21 "Exclusive" episode, "Yinka Shonibare MBE: 'Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle'"
Courtesy the artist, Stephen Friedman Gallery (London), James Cohan Gallery (New York)

"Theatricality is central to my work. I want people to enter a different world—a fantasy world—and, you know, for me, that's what art is. It's that world you can enter that's different from your regular, everyday world."
—Yinka Shonibare MBE

WATCH: Yinka Shonibare MBE: "Nelson's Ship in a Bottle"

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