Yinka Shonibare's ballerina at the Royal Opera House
Yinka Shonibare's Globe Head Ballerina sculpture has recently been launched at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London. The animated artwork (the dancer will twirl around inside its' 'bubble') stands on the corner of Russell Street and is sited high up on the building's facade.
The artwork is due to remain in place for at least the next five years, and has been produced by UP Projects.
I can't find a photo of the artwork in situ (it was due to open today at 12noon) so it might still be in the process of installation - I'm guessing the one above shows the work in the artist's studio. When I find one I'll add it to the blog.
To read more, visit UP's website: http://www.upprojects.com/portfolio/current/globe-head-ballerina----by-yinka-shonibare-mbe/28 or read Maev Kennedy's article on the Guardian website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/jun/19/yinka-shonibare-ballerina-covent-garden?INTCMP=SRCH