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Chris Ofili

Agony in the Garden, 2006

Portfolio of 11 intaglio prints with spit-bite aquatint printed in one color on Somerset Paper handtorn to size in a cloth-covered box with gold stamping, plus title page with same dimensions.
21 × 17 in
53.3 × 43.2 cm
Edition of 20 + 5AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Two Palms
New York
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Image: 16 x 12 inches 40.6 x 30.5 cm, Paper: 21 x 17 inches 53.3 x 43.2 cm

Image: 16 x 12 inches 40.6 x 30.5 cm, Paper: 21 x 17 inches 53.3 x 43.2 cm

Signature
Lower margin of print 11 in graphite pencil
Publisher
Two Palms, NY
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Two Palms, NY
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 large-scale paintings—combining rippling dots of paint, drifts of glitter, collaged images, and most famously, elephant dung—work together in the service of a complex narrative about African culture, black stereotypes, history, and exoticism. His well-known and highly controversial work The Holy Virgin Mary (1996) comprised oil paint, glitter, polyester resin, and paper collage and depicted a black Madonna surrounded by images of female genitalia extracted from pornographic magazines, and lumps of dung. In 1999, New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani had the work removed from the "Sensation" exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Ofili's later work adopts simpler, more pared-down forms with similar themes.

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Image: 16 x 12 inches 40.6 x 30.5 cm, Paper: 21 x 17 inches 53.3 x 43.2 cm

Image: 16 x 12 inches 40.6 x 30.5 cm, Paper: 21 x 17 inches 53.3 x 43.2 cm

Signature
Lower margin of print 11 in graphite pencil
Publisher
Two Palms, NY
Image rights
Two Palms, NY
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 large-scale paintings—combining rippling dots of paint, drifts of glitter, collaged images, and most famously, elephant dung—work together in the service of a complex narrative about African culture, black stereotypes, history, and exoticism. His well-known and highly controversial work The Holy Virgin Mary (1996) comprised oil paint, glitter, polyester resin, and paper collage and depicted a black Madonna surrounded by images of female genitalia extracted from pornographic magazines, and lumps of dung. In 1999, New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani had the work removed from the "Sensation" exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Ofili's later work adopts simpler, more pared-down forms with similar themes.

Chris Ofili

Agony in the Garden, 2006

Portfolio of 11 intaglio prints with spit-bite aquatint printed in one color on Somerset Paper handtorn to size in a cloth-covered box with gold stamping, plus title page with same dimensions.
21 × 17 in
53.3 × 43.2 cm
Edition of 20 + 5AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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