"Black Gold II," detail (2006)

"Black Gold II," detail, 2006
Acrylic paint on wall, acrylic on 25 Dutch wax printed cotton canvases, 130 x 265 inches overall, canvas dimensions variable

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

"I was also thinking about the oil in Nigeria and the disasters there as a result of the greedy Western companies that have destroyed flora and fauna and left rivers full of oil gunk. It’s just too horrible, what the less fortunate people have to live with: the consequences of Western greed."
-Yinka Shonibare MBE