Yinka Shonibare's beautiful batik library » MobyLives

I love this Anglo-Nigerian artist, whose work I first discovered a few years ago at an exhibit in Sydney, Australia. His art—sculptures, painting, videos—explores  themes of colonialism and globalization. He often uses the batik fabric that the Dutch brought from Indonesia to Europe and then introduced to West Africa in the 19th century. The results are startling, challenging, thought-provoking, and beautiful. If you are curious about Shinbare, check out his website,

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    Squeeeee! I love Shonibare’s work!
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