On view

Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Alien Obsessives, Mum, Dad and the Kids, 1998

Images of Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Alien Obsessives, Mum, Dad and the Kids

Two types of alien stand in four groups of two. The two largest of each alien type stand together. The smaller ones mingle with their foreign alien counterparts. One alien type is yellow, red, and lanky, has eyes on stalks, and stands on a dark blue circle; the other is green, red, and short, has black glossy oval eyes, and stands on a red circle.
Yinka Shonibare, MBE, British, b. 1962
Alien Obsessives, Mum, Dad and the Kids, 1998
Wax printed cotton, plastic, and polyester fiberfill on plastic and metal armatures
Installed dimensions variable
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Restricted gift of Howard and Donna Stone, 1999.54.a-h
Photo: James Isberner, © MCA Chicago