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Christopher Ofili, (born 10 October 1968) is a British painter who is best known for his paintings incorporating elephant dung. He was Turner Prize-winner and one of the Young British Artists. Since 2005, Ofili has been living and working in Trinidad and Tobago, where he currently resides in the city of Port of Spain. He also has lived and worked in London and Brooklyn.Ofili has utilized resin, beads, oil paint, glitter, lumps of elephant dung and cut-outs from pornographic magazines as painting elements. His work has been classified as "punk art."
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Ofili has gained world-wide attention with his swirling, abstract paintings adorned with elephant dung. His portrait of the Virgin Mary with elephant dung sparked a controversy when it was exhibited in the Untied States in 1999.
British, English, Zimbabwean
Artist, Painter, Photographer, Sculptor
Chris Ofili
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