Yinka Shonibare

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Globe Head Ballerina
2012 Yinka Shonibare MBE
YINKA SHONIBARE GLOBE HEAD BALLERINA

Yinka Shonibare’s Globe Head Ballerina modelled on The Royal Ballet’s Melissa Hamilton.

A unique artwork by Yinka Shonibare, Globe Head Ballerina is the latest public sculpture by the artist. This piece is a life size work based on a photograph of ballerina Margot Fonteyn. Typical of Shonibare’s previous work, the costume is made of African Dutch wax fabric and the dancer has a Victorian-style globe as her head. Encased within a large snow globe style sphere the ballerina rotates on Pointe.

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