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Portrait of the artist | Yinka Shonibare

Article relating to an individual, 2009
Published by: The Guardian
Year published: 2009
Unpaginated.

image of Portrait of the artist | Yinka Shonibare

4 A4 sheets/computer printout/from The Guardian website, art and design section - originally featured in The Guardian G2, Tuesday 27 January 2009, p. 25

Title: Portrait of the artist: Yinka Shonibare, artist

The Guardian, in late January 2009 carried a Portrait of the artist: Yinka Shonibare, artist piece. In keeping with such features, it hinged on the idea that readers – casual or otherwise – might be interested in answers to such questions as In the movie of your life, who plays you? What one song would feature on the soundtrack to your life? What’s your favourite film? The quote from Shonibare used to introduce the piece was ‘I used to think about art above everything. To all the ladies out there – I’ve changed’. As mentioned, the piece contained a series of questions that the featured artist responded to - for example: “Who or what have you sacrificed for your art?“ Shonibare’s response - “A number of relationships. I used to think more about my art than anything else. But to all the ladies out there - I’m different now.…” - was used to trail the piece, appearing in larger letters, by way of a headline.

Feature contains an image: ‘Yinka Shonibare in his studio, London. Photograph: Graeme Robertson. Interview by Laura Barnett

Portrait of the artist: Yinka Shonibare, artist. Interview by Laura Barnett, The Guardian G2, Tuesday 27 January 2009, p. 25

 

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Born, 1962 in London, England