12 January 2023


Contemporary Artworks Given To Queen Elizabeth For Platinum Jubilee Exhibited

Works by twenty contemporary artists gifted by the Royal Academy of Arts to Queen Elizabeth II to mark the Platinum Jubilee have gone on display today at The Queen’s Gallery

24 June 2022

Yinka Shonibare: Mr And Mrs Andrews Without Their Heads – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

Mr and Mrs Andrews is arguably Gainsborough’s most famous painting. A young couple poses for their wedding portrait beneath an oak tree. Behind them spreads a bucolic view

9 February 2022


Punk It! Sotheby’s $30m NFT Sale – Yinka Shonibare Takes On Sketch Revamp – Museum Recovery Support Announced By ACE And Lottery Fund

Following the success of Sotheby’s inaugural NFT sales in 2021, which to date have achieved $100 million since launching less than a year ago, Sotheby’s announces the first dedicated live evening auction for NFTs, Punk It!, a single-lot sale of 104 CryptoPunks on 23 February. Carrying the landmark estimate of $20/30 million, the sale marks […]

16 September 2021

Brash Is Beautiful – Yinka Saves The Day At Royal Academy Summer Show

Held every year since the Summer Exhibition is the world’s oldest submission exhibition with works selected and hung by Academicians.

8 April 2021


Yinka Shonibare 2021 RA Coordinator – Tony Cragg At Houghton Hall – National Gallery Announces Shortlist For Bicentenary Revamp

Yinka Shonibare 2021 RA Coordinator – Tony Cragg At Houghton Hall – National Gallery Announces Shortlist For Bicentenary Revamp

5 January 2021


Yinka Shonibare Receives Art Icon Award – Patti Smith’s Poem To Greta Thunberg – Artist’s Resale Rights Post Brexit

Yinka Shonibare Receives Art Icon Award – Patti Smith’s Poem To Greta Thunberg – Artist’s Resale Rights Post Brexit

27 June 2020


Inspiration – Contemporary Art & Classics – Revd Jonathan Evens

Galleries and museums around the world are reopening. Among the first exhibitions being shown that caught my eye were Leaves of Grass by Max Gimblett at Page Galleries in Wellington, the pairing of Kudditji Kngwarreye and Idris Murphy at Mitchell Fine Art in Brisbane, and Inspiration – Contemporary Art & Classics at Ateneum Art Museum in Helsinki.

13 June 2020


Six Black Artists Depict Race and Discrimination – MC Llamas

The BLM protests in recent weeks have shown us how relevant issues of race still are. It’s shocking to see that racial discrimination still exists in this day and age. It is our role as cultural influencers to give our attention and support to the fight against systemic racism.

8 April 2019


Yinka Shonibare British Library Installation Acquired By Tate

Tate has announced that it has acquired the installation ‘The British Library’ by Yinka Shonibare CBE.

28 December 2018


New Year’s List 2019 Honours Artists Wearing, Dean and Shonibare

The New Years Honours list 2019 has given a nod to several Visual Artists in this year’s presentation.

12 March 2018

Yinka Shonibare MBE Unveils NY Central Park Commission

New York’s Public Art Fund has unveiled ‘Wind Sculpture (SG)’, a new work by the Turner Prize-winning British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE.

20 December 2016


The Best Exhibitions Of 2016 – Chosen By Paul Black

Paul Black chooses his best exhibitions of 2016 and delves deeper than the blockbusters and often further afield from London.

2 October 2016


Yinka Shonibare Fabric Free Exhibition Seduces Audience Expectations

Yinka Shonibare MBE is currently presenting his sixth solo exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery. Entitled ‘And the wall fell away’. The show marks a pivotal moment in the artist’s practice with the complete absence of the Dutch wax batik textiles for which he is known. Shonibare removes the fabric altogether and uses the batik designs in new […]

23 June 2016

FOUND: Cornelia Parker Curates Royal Academicians At The Foundling Museum

Artlyst has attended the Foundling Museum, London, currently presenting the exhibition ‘FOUND’ curated by Foundling Fellow and Royal Academician Cornelia Parker. The artist was invited to curate an exhibition of over sixty outstanding artists with a varying range of practices to respond to the theme of ‘found’, reflecting on the Museum’s heritage and collection. The […]

16 May 2016


Yinka Shonibare Unveils New Large-Scale Work At The Royal Academy

A major new large-scale public artwork by Yinka Shonibare MBE RA has been unveiled at the Royal Academy. It wraps around the scaffolding on the façade of Burlington Gardens whilst the building is undertaking a transformative redevelopment in the lead up to the Royal Academy’s 250th anniversary in 2018. RA Family Album, 2016, consists of over 160 black […]

31 March 2016

Yinka Shonibare: End Of Empire, Conflict, And Dominion At Turner Contemporary

Artlyst travelled to sunny Margate and Turner Contemporary’s Sunley Gallery to view two major works by leading contemporary artist Yinka Shonibare MBE. The new pieces have been created as part of the 14-18 NOW programme of World War 1 Centenary Art commissions, and coincides with the gallery’s fifth anniversary. Image: Yinka Shonibare, The British Library, […]

6 February 2016


Singapore Art week: Beyond The Art Fair Lies An International Contender

I left Singapore after a busy art week feeling optimistic in the development of the city-state as the Art hub for South East Asia. Undoubtedly, it is not the new Art Eldorado that some expected a few years ago: collectors remain sparse and Western artists, except for the well-known “blue chip” ones, still have a long […]

17 December 2015


Yinka Shonibare To Host Shape Arts’ Annual Open Exhibition

Shape Arts’ annual open exhibition will be hosted by its patron, Yinka Shonibare MBE, at his Guest Projects space in Hackney, London, from 4 February 2016.The Shape Open 2016 theme ‘My Life’ encouraged both disabled and non-disabled artists to creatively express life through the lens of disability. Using an exciting range of mediums such as […]

21 May 2015


Leading Artists Transform Rolls-Royce Ghost Cars For Breast Cancer Charity

Twelve leading artists have created unique artworks, each featuring a 1:18 scale replica of the iconic Rolls-Royce Ghost, for a one-of-a-kind collection. These spectacular artworks, donated by some of the biggest names in contemporary art, will be on show from 20-25 May 2015 at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London in Berkeley Square to raise valuable funds for Breast Cancer Care. The model motor car […]

23 April 2015


Yinka Shonibare Launches First Major Solo Exhibition In Canada

The first major solo exhibition in Canada by British artist Yinka Shonibare MBE,Pièces de résistance, will be held at DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art in Montreal. Born in London of Nigerian heritage, Shonibare moved to Lagos, Nigeria with his family at age three, returning to Britain later to study art. His work has been exhibited extensively in the United States […]

30 September 2013


Yinka Shonibare Presents His First Solo Show In Hong Kong

Pearl Lam Galleries in Hong Kong is presenting the first Chinese solo show by the British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE. The exhibition continues Shonibare’s exploration of colonialism and post-colonialism with a series of all new works commenting on Hong Kong’s modern day relationships with labour, power and wealth. Dreaming Rich is a characteristically exuberant and […]

31 January 2013


Yinka Shonibare: POP – New London Exhibition At Stephen Friedman Gallery

Stephen Friedman Gallery has announced a new solo exhibition of new works by Yinka Shonibare, MBE.This exhibition of all recent works focuses on the corruption, excess and debauchery that have in part led to the current economic crisis. With characteristic wit and critique, Yinka Shonibare explores the contemporary worship of luxury goods and the behaviour […]

3 January 2013


Yinka Shonibare Features In Exhibition At Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yinka Shonibare,the artist that brought you the Fourth Plinth ‘Ship in a Bottle’  will open a solo exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) on 2 March 2013. This will be the first major UK survey of new and critically acclaimed work by the British Nigerian artist. Taking place in three of YSP’s indoor galleries and […]

9 November 2012



The Exhibition & Prize Announcement at Gallery 27 for the Young Masters Prize will take place Tuesday 20th November, 6 – 9pm, at 27 Cork Street, London W1S 3NG. The Private View & Prize Giving:  Exhibition Dates: Monday 19th – Saturday 24th November 2012. This year, the 26 shortlisted artists will be presented alongside three […]

8 October 2012


Yinka Shonibare Leads Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s 2013 Exhibition Programme

Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2013 exhibition highlights include the first major UK survey of new and critically-acclaimed work by British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare, MBE (March) Shonibare’s exhibition includes FABRIC-ATION features over 30 works made between 2002 and 2013, including sculpture, film, photography and painting, many of which are shown in the UK for the first time. […]

26 June 2012


Yinka Shonibare New Ballerina Sculpture Debuts At Opera House

Last week the Royal Opera House received new adornment in the form of a ballerina in a snow globe.  The work is by renowned artist Yinka Shonibare, known for the Ship in a Bottle sculpture that stood as the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square.The ballet and the visual arts have a long history of interaction […]

8 May 2012


Tracey Emin & Anthony Caro Help Homeless Charity Raise £340,000

Unique works of art by some of the world’s most celebrated artists have been sold for £340,000 at Christie’s in London, to raise funds for Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people. Unique works of art by some of the world’s most celebrated artists have been sold for £340,000 at Christie’s in London, to raise […]

24 April 2012


Fourth Plinth Ship In A Bottle Moves To Maritime Museum

Yinka Shonibare’s Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle that bedecked  Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth May 2010 and January 2012, has now found a permanent home – the National Maritime Museum in London. As a scaled-down replica of HMS Victory, this relocation makes thematic and historical sense, and will be on display from tomorrow. It will stand […]

28 March 2012


Crisis Puts Emin Gormley And Caro Up For Auction

Christies Offers A-List Work For Charity In Once In A Lfetime Sale Major works by Sir Anthony Caro, Nathan Coley, Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley, Sean Henry, Nika Neelova, Yinka Shonibare, Bob & Roberta Smith, Gillian Wearing and Jonathan Yeo are to be sold at Christie’s, King street after participating in landmark art exhibition at Somerset […]