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Chris Ofili

Skateboard, 2014

Screenprint in colours with laser cut and gold automotive paint elements
32 × 8 1/2 in
81.3 × 21.6 cm
Edition of 100
This is an editioned multiple.
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Signed and numbered from the edition of 100 in black ink, on Canadian Hardrock Maple wood, published by New Museum, New York, overall size 813 x 216mm (32 x 8 1/2in) (multiple)

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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.

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Signed and numbered from the edition of 100 in black ink, on Canadian Hardrock Maple wood, …

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Signed and numbered from the edition of 100 in black ink, on Canadian Hardrock Maple wood, published by New Museum, New York, overall size 813 x 216mm (32 x 8 1/2in) (multiple)

Please Note: This lot is sold subject to Artists Resale Rights, details of which can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

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

Skateboard, 2014

Screenprint in colours with laser cut and gold automotive paint elements
32 × 8 1/2 in
81.3 × 21.6 cm
Edition of 100
This is an editioned multiple.
Bidding closed
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