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Chris Ofili

Skatedeck, 2014

Canadian Hardrock Maple, gold automotive paint, screenprint
32 × 8 1/2 × 2 in
81.3 × 21.6 × 5.1 cm
Edition 65/100
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This work is number 65 from the edition of 100 published by New Museum, New York and produced by …

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This work is number 65 from the edition of 100 published by New Museum, New York and produced by Chapman Skateboards, New York.

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Signed and dated to lower edge 'Ofili 2014'.
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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This work is number 65 from the edition of 100 published by New Museum, New York and produced by …

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This work is number 65 from the edition of 100 published by New Museum, New York and produced by Chapman Skateboards, New York.

Signature
Signed and dated to lower edge 'Ofili 2014'.
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

Skatedeck, 2014

Canadian Hardrock Maple, gold automotive paint, screenprint
32 × 8 1/2 × 2 in
81.3 × 21.6 × 5.1 cm
Edition 65/100
Bidding closed
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