Tuesday 24 February 2009
I asked our photographer John McIver to pop over to the New Gallery and takesome more photos of the installation of Yinka Shonibare MBE. When he returned with the image below I was totally confused and couldn't figure out what the books were for.
Then after flicking through the pages of what i can only describe as a 'luxurious' catalogue, I realised they are part of the work entitled The Age of Enlightenment - Adam Smith.
image credit (top to bottom)
Yinka Shonibare MBE The Age of Enlightenment - Adam Smith, 2008life-sized fibreglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton, mixed media
courtesy of the artist, James Cohan Gallery, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London © the artist