"Diary of a Victorian Dandy: 03.00 hours" (1998)

"Diary of a Victorian Dandy: 03.00 hours," 1998
Type C photograph, 72 x 90 inches
Edition of 3 (1 AP)
Collections of Peter Norton and Eileen Harris Norton, Santa Monica
© Yinka Shonibare MBE
Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

"Diary of a Victorian Dandy came out of my interest in the work of Oscar Wilde and William Hogarth, and the piece is loosely based on Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress. But in my series there is no moralistic picture at the end. The dandy ends with a wild orgy."

-Yinka Shonibare MBE