"Dorian Gray (Scene 1)" (2001)

"Dorian Gray (Scene 1)," 2001
Black-and-white resin print, 30 x 37 1/2 inches
Edition of 5 (2 APs)
Collection of Emily Fisher Landau, New York
© Yinka Shonibare MBE
Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

"When I started making art, and people would talk about black artists who don’t make work about being black, I thought that was kind of interesting because it’s a case of damned if you do or damned if you don’t. I realized that my identity will always be central to how I am perceived, and that’s why I chose to just look at it head on."
-Yinka Shonibare MBE