Yinka Shonibare CBE 'Climate Shit Drawing'

'Climate Shit Drawing 1' 2008
Four colour lithographic print with silk screen glaze, fabric and foil collage and die cut Somerset radium white satin
330gsm, 344 x 504mm
Edition of 200 + 20 APs

In celebration of his major mid-career retrospective at the MCA, Sydney, Australia which toured to the Brooklyn Museum, New York (26 June - 20 September 2009) and the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C. (11 November 2009 - 7 March 2010), Yinka Shonibare, MBE produced a special limited edition print, 'Climate Shit Drawing 1' 2008.

This is the artist's first fine art print, taken from his first ever body of work on paper, marking an exciting development into a new medium. Using a complex and seductive combination of print and collage techniques, the work considers the impact and effects of climate change and globalisation.

Starting with a process of automatic drawing, the artist creates a kaleidoscopic composition of newspaper headlines, collaged batik-fabric flowers, images of faeces, gold foil, hand drawn images and texts. Airplanes hover above a dizzying landscape of wind turbines, economic graphs and news of rising oil prices. The contrasting delicacy of sensuous gold foil and batik flowers suggests the collision of economic, aesthetic and personal realms.

This beautiful print comes in a special presentation case alongside Shonibare's major monograph published by Prestel, which accompanied his retrospective.

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