Chris Ofili, ‘Siesta of the Soul’, 2010, Print, Digital pigment print on Somerset 300gsm photo paper, Tate
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Chris Ofili

Siesta of the Soul, 2010

Digital pigment print on Somerset 300gsm photo paper
39 2/5 × 22 2/5 in
100 × 57 cm
Edition of 500
£405
Location
London
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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, ‘Siesta of the Soul’, 2010, Print, Digital pigment print on Somerset 300gsm photo paper, Tate
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This edition comes unframed. The price excludes tax and shipping. As is traditional in editions publishing, prices will rise as an edition starts to sell out. Proceeds from the sale of limited edition artworks directly support Tate.

Medium
Signature
Edition of 500, signed and numbered.
Publisher
Tate
Image rights
Copyright Tate and Chris Ofili.
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

Siesta of the Soul, 2010

Digital pigment print on Somerset 300gsm photo paper
39 2/5 × 22 2/5 in
100 × 57 cm
Edition of 500
£405
Location
London
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