Chris Ofili

British, b. 1968

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Turner Prize-winning Young British Artist (YBA) Chris Ofili draws inspiration from an eclectic array of popular, artistic, and religious sources, from the Bible and William Blake to blaxploitation films, hip hop, and his Nigerian heritage. His …

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£2.9m, Christie's, 2015
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Still Smoking, 1997
Sold on Jun 29, 2021
£680,500
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Painting
acrylic, oil, polyester resin, elephant dung, paper collage, glitter, and map pins on linen, with two elephant dung supports
121.9 x 191.7 cm
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£680,500
Auction Sale
Jun 29, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
Property of a Distinguished Private Collector signed, titled, dated 1997 and variously inscribed on the stretcher acrylic, oil, polyester resin, elephant dung, paper collage, glitter, and map pins on linen, with two elephant dung supports overall: 191.7 by 121.9 cm. 75½ by 48 in.
Still Smoking, 1997
acrylic, oil, polyester resin, elephant dung, paper collage, glitter, and map pins on linen, with two elephant dung supports
Jun 29, 2021
Sotheby's
£680,500
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Painting
121.9 x 191.7 cm
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Auction Sale
Jun 29, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
£680,500
Description
Property of a Distinguished Private Collector signed, titled, dated 1997 and variously inscribed on the stretcher acrylic, oil, polyester resin, elephant dung, paper collage, glitter, and map pins on linen, with two elephant dung supports overall: 191.7 by 121.9 cm. 75½ by 48 in.
Untitled, 2001
Sold on Jun 24, 2021
£21,420
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Work on Paper
watercolour on paper, in two parts
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£21,420
Auction Sale
Jun 24, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
i) signed twice and dated 2001 on the reverse ii) signed twice and dated '99 on the reverse watercolour on paper, in two parts each: 24 by 15.5 cm. 9½ by 6⅛ in. each framed: 42.7 by 34 cm. 16¾ by 13⅜ in.
Untitled, 2001
watercolour on paper, in two parts
Jun 24, 2021
Sotheby's
£21,420
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Auction Sale
Jun 24, 2021
Sotheby's
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£21,420
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i) signed twice and dated 2001 on the reverse ii) signed twice and dated '99 on the reverse watercolour on paper, in two parts each: 24 by 15.5 cm. 9½ by 6⅛ in. each framed: 42.7 by 34 cm. 16¾ by 13⅜ in.
Afro Lunar Lovers II, 2005
Sold on Jun 16, 2021
£2,142
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Print
Giclée print in colours with screenprint, embossing and gold leaf, on wove paper
31.0 x 47.8 cm
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£2,142
Auction Sale
Jun 16, 2021
Phillips
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Afro Lunar Lovers II, 2005
Giclée print in colours with screenprint, embossing and gold leaf, on wove paper
Jun 16, 2021
Phillips
£2,142
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31.0 x 47.8 cm
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Jun 16, 2021
Phillips
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£2,142
Lazarus 3, 2006
Sold on May 19, 2021
£17,640
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Painting
oil and gold paint on canvas
30.6 x 40.8 cm
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£17,640
Auction Sale
May 19, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
titled on the reverse oil and gold paint on canvas 40.8 by 30.6 cm. 16 by 11¾ in. Executed in 2006.
Lazarus 3, 2006
oil and gold paint on canvas
May 19, 2021
Sotheby's
£17,640
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30.6 x 40.8 cm
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May 19, 2021
Sotheby's
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£17,640
Description
titled on the reverse oil and gold paint on canvas 40.8 by 30.6 cm. 16 by 11¾ in. Executed in 2006.
Afro Lunar Lovers, 2003
Sold on Apr 28, 2021
£1,912
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Print
Giclée and gold leaf, gouache and felt-tip digitally merged, on wove paper
31.8 x 48.9 cm
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£1,912
Auction Sale
Apr 28, 2021
Bonhams
Description
Giclée and gold leaf, gouache and felt-tip digitally merged, 2003, on wove, signed, titled, dated and numbered 293/350 in gold ink, published by Victoria Miro Gallery, London, the full sheet printed to the edges, 489 x 318mm (19 1/4 x 12 1/2in)(SH)(unframed)
Afro Lunar Lovers, 2003
Giclée and gold leaf, gouache and felt-tip digitally merged, on wove paper
Apr 28, 2021
Bonhams
£1,912
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31.8 x 48.9 cm
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Apr 28, 2021
Bonhams
Realized Price
£1,912
Description
Giclée and gold leaf, gouache and felt-tip digitally merged, 2003, on wove, signed, titled, dated and numbered 293/350 in gold ink, published by Victoria Miro Gallery, London, the full sheet printed to the edges, 489 x 318mm (19 1/4 x 12 1/2in)(SH)(unframed)
Celestial, 1998
Sold on Apr 28, 2021
£1,020
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Offset lithograph and screenprint in colours, on wove paper
20.0 x 24.2 cm
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£1,020
Auction Sale
Apr 28, 2021
Bonhams
Description
Offset lithograph and screenprint in colours, 1998, on wove, signed, titled and numbered 215/320 in pencil, printed by K2 Screen, London, published by Serpentine Galleries, London, on the occasion of the artist's 1998 exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery, London, with margins, 242 x 200mm (9 1/2 x 7 7/8in)(I)
Celestial, 1998
Offset lithograph and screenprint in colours, on wove paper
Apr 28, 2021
Bonhams
£1,020
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20.0 x 24.2 cm
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Apr 28, 2021
Bonhams
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£1,020
Description
Offset lithograph and screenprint in colours, 1998, on wove, signed, titled and numbered 215/320 in pencil, printed by K2 Screen, London, published by Serpentine Galleries, London, on the occasion of the artist's 1998 exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery, London, with margins, 242 x 200mm (9 1/2 x 7 7/8in)(I)
(Detail), from Stützmappe (Support Portfolio), 1995
Sold on Jan 21, 2021
£945
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Print
Etching, on Somerset paper
49.5 x 41.4 cm
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£945
Auction Sale
Jan 21, 2021
Phillips
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(Detail), from Stützmappe (Support Portfolio), 1995
Etching, on Somerset paper
Jan 21, 2021
Phillips
£945
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49.5 x 41.4 cm
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Jan 21, 2021
Phillips
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£945
Christmas Eve (Black Palms), 2007
Sold on Dec 15, 2020
£81,900
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Painting
oil and charcoal on linen
97.5 x 158.4 cm
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£81,900
Auction Sale
Dec 15, 2020
Phillips
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Christmas Eve (Black Palms), 2007
oil and charcoal on linen
Dec 15, 2020
Phillips
£81,900
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97.5 x 158.4 cm
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Dec 15, 2020
Phillips
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£81,900
Footsteps (Devil's staircase), 2007
Sold on Dec 8, 2020
$163,800
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Painting
oil on canvas
61.0 x 91.4 cm
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$163,800
Auction Sale
Dec 8, 2020
Phillips
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Footsteps (Devil's staircase), 2007
oil on canvas
Dec 8, 2020
Phillips
$163,800
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Painting
61.0 x 91.4 cm
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Dec 8, 2020
Phillips
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$163,800
(i) Untitled (ii) Untitled, 2006
Sold on Oct 23, 2020
£27,500
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Work on Paper
each: watercolour and graphite on paper
23.6 x 16cm
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£27,500
Auction Sale
Oct 23, 2020
Christie's
Description
CHRIS OFILI (B. 1968) _(i) Untitled_ _(ii) Untitled_ each: signed twice and dated 'CHRIS OFILI Chris Ofili 2006' (on the reverse) each: watercolour and graphite on paper each: 9 ¼ x 6 ¼in. (23.6 x 16cm.) each: Executed in 2006
(i) Untitled (ii) Untitled, 2006
each: watercolour and graphite on paper
Oct 23, 2020
Christie's
£27,500
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Work on Paper
23.6 x 16cm
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Auction Sale
Oct 23, 2020
Christie's
Realized Price
£27,500
Description
CHRIS OFILI (B. 1968) _(i) Untitled_ _(ii) Untitled_ each: signed twice and dated 'CHRIS OFILI Chris Ofili 2006' (on the reverse) each: watercolour and graphite on paper each: 9 ¼ x 6 ¼in. (23.6 x 16cm.) each: Executed in 2006