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Trumpet Boy

© Yinka Shonibare CBE. All rights reserved, DACS 2024. Photo credit: Foundling Museum

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'Trumpet Boy' is from the series 'Planets in My Head', which explores Enlightenment ideas of education, discovery, opportunity and reason.

'Trumpet Boy' was shown as part of The Foundling Museum’s 2016 exhibition 'FOUND', curated by Cornelia Parker. The figure of the boy is dressed in a Victorian suit made from bright African textiles, he holds a cornet to his mouth, and his head is a celestial globe with the stars renamed after famous black musicians.

Foundling Museum

London

Title

Trumpet Boy

Date

2010

Medium

fibreglass, Dutch wax print cotton, leather & steel

Accession number

2017.7

Acquisition method

purchased by the Foundling Museum, 2017

Work type

Statue

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