"The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (Asia)" (2008)

"The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (Asia)," 2008
Type C photograph mounted on aluminum, 72 x 49 1/2 inches
Edition 5/5
CB Collection, Tokyo, Japan

© Yinka Shonibare MBE
Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

"I was thinking about the idea of democracy and the way that the West has been trying to export democracy, and that one of the justifications used for the war in Iraq was to make Iraq more democratic."

-Yinka Shonibare MBE