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Thursday, 30 September 2010

Yinka Shonibare Save The Arts New Work

YINKA SHONIBARE CREATES A WORK FOR CAMPAIGN AGAINST CUTS A striking new work by Fourth Plinth artist Yinka Shonibare was unveiled today as part of the campaign supported by over 100 leading British artists against the government’s proposed funding cuts of the arts.The artist’s work shows a slash across a piece of brightly coloured African fabric for which the artist has become well known with the caption: “Stop Cutting”.Yinka Shonibare MBE has become well known for work that explores issues of race and class through the media of painting, sculpture, photography and, most recently, film. He was a Turner prize nominee in 2004 and he was awarded an MBE, a title that he has added to his professional name. His commission for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, Nelson's Ship in a Bottle, was installed in May this year and in June. Read More....

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