"Leisure Lady (with ocelots)" (2001)
"Leisure Lady (with ocelots)," 2001
Life-size fiberglass mannequin, three fiberglass ocelots, Dutch wax printed cotton, leather, and glass, dimensions variable; woman: 63 x 31 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches; ocelots: 15 7/10 x 23 3/5 x 7 9/10 inches each
Collection of Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
© Yinka Shonibare MBE
Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
"I think that all artists are transgressive. Art making is a form of alchemy. You’re trying to turn the mundane into gold, trying to make gold from nothing. When it works very well you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
-Yinka Shonibare MBE