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In 60 seconds: Shonibare’s ‘Cheeky Little Astronomer’

Published 14 May 2020

Discover how multicultural influences fuse together to create a wider view of global inclusivity in Yinka Shonibare RA’s cheeky sculpture.

  • In 60 seconds: Shonibare’s ‘Cheeky Little Astronomer’

    Combining different references with his interest in multiculturalism, Shonibare’s sculpture was commissioned for an exhibition at the Astronomer Royal’s apartments (part of the Royal Observatory Greenwich.) Shonibare describes the sculpture as aspirational: “The work also evokes magic. Looking into the stars, there’s something aspirational, forward-looking and magical about the piece”.

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