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    [ A small replica of a beige brick house with white detailing at the top and on the windows. The house features a grand post and lintel entryway to the door at left and a protruding white window to the right. The second floor features two windows within the wall, with the one at right longer than at left. The image also documents the furniture within the house, which includes several black, white, red and wooden colored old-fashioned pieces. ]
Untitled (Dollhouse)
2002 Norton Christmas Project
Untitled (Dollhouse)
2002 Norton Christmas Project
Untitled (Dollhouse)
2002 Norton Christmas Project

Yinka Shonibare

Untitled (Dollhouse) 2002 Norton Christmas Project , 2002

Artwork Type: Sculptures
Medium: Wood, fabric, and paint
Dimensions: 12 3/4 x 8 x 9 ½ in. (32.39 x 20.32 x 24.13 cm)
Accession #: 20021688
Credit: Collection of University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York on behalf of University at Albany Foundation , Gift of Peter Norton Christmas Project
Related Exhibition:
Affinities and Outliers: Highlights from the University at Albany Fine Art Collections
Object Label:
Yinka Shonibare’s (b. 1962, British- Nigerian) work explores themes of cultural identity, colonialism, race, and class. Shonibare belongs to a generation of Young British Artists who in 1988 began to exhibit highly publicized and provocative work in London. Using Dutch wax-printed fabrics—produced and sold by Europeans to Indonesia as a native style that subsequently became popular in West Africa—Shonibare creates intricate and elaborate paintings and sculptures that comment on construction of identity and the entangled relationship between Africa and Europe and their respective economic and political histories. For the artist, the material signifies these issues and is integral to the work Untitled, commissioned for the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project.* The eclectic architectural style of the home is emblematic of what Shonibare refers to as a post-colonial hybrid, which he defines as “the idea of having this fusion or hybrid cultural identity and what that produces.”
Affinities and Outliers: Highlights from the University at Albany Fine Art Collections

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