November 26, 2011

Untitled (Dollhouse) By Yinka Shonibare

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Peter Norton has been doing this thing every year, the Norton Family Christmas Project, where he commissions an artist to make an object, that he sends out en masse to several thousand of his best friends in the art world. The list got whittled right down in 2002, though, when the Nigerian-British Yina Shonibare created a Georgian dollhouse, complete with furniture upholstered in his trademark colonial export batik fabric. That thing weighs a ton.

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Anyway, last year, Norton donated the leftovers to benefit MoMA, and now they're available to buy. If you're a MoMA member and order the dollhouse this weekend, in fact, you'll get 20%, or $150, off the price. Which is almost as good a deal as getting it for free from the Nortons themselves.

Untitled (Dollhouse), Yinka Shonibare, 2002 $750 plus shipping [momastore.org]

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