Wax print fabric, wood, metal and offset lithograph
13 x 8 1/8 x 11" OVERALL
Beginning in 1988, the Norton Family sent a limited edition Christmas gift to a wide list of friends in the art community and art institutions. Commissioned by an artist, the gift encompassed a variety of multi-media artworks including a porcelain ashtray, a printed fan, a woven blanket, a lifesaver, a dollhouse and a crazy coffee cup later becoming a part of the Norton Family Art Projets. Shonibare's Dollhouse reflects the custom of the 17th and 18th century dollhouse which were frequently installed in the houses of the European wealthy and elite. Shonibare's is a replica of the 1872 Victorian town house in the East End of London were he now lives. As with many of his projects, Dutch wax print cloth figures prominently and the chairs and bed are covered in it; furniture was selected in various woods and styles to fill the rooms; (a) House; (b) Furnishings; stamped in blue on side of house artist's insignia.
b. United Kingdom, 1962
SHONIBARE, Yinka and b. United Kingdom, 1962, “SHONIBARE, Yinka,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed October 5, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/16639.