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Yinka Shonibare

Cupe and Saucer Set



Fine Bone China teaset


Yinka Shonibare has used a combination of historical text and imagery from the Tate archive to form this unique fine bone china tea set. The artist has merged these influences, specific to his research at the Tate to create a distinctive tea set for the Tate shop. Using several different collage patterns which are based on Yinka's intricate collage drawings, he has used a variety of media including Dutch wax African fabric, Financial Times newspaper cuttings and gold leaf to mirror the layered and diverse histories found within the Tate archive.



Yinka Shonibare Cup and Saucer Set
Fine Bone China
Published by Tate
Teacup height: 8cm, saucer width: 14.5cm

Hand wash only, not suitable for dishwasher or microwave.



About the artist:

Yinka Shonibare MBE RA was born in London and moved to Lagos, Nigeria at the age of three. He returned to London to study Fine Art first at Byam Shaw College of Art (now Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design) and then at Goldsmiths College, where he received his MFA, graduating as part of the ‘Young British Artists’ generation. He currently lives and works in the East End of London.

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