Wikipedia entry
Introduction
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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Introduction
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.
Nationalities
British, English, Zimbabwean
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Painter, Photographer, Sculptor
Name
Chris Ofili
Ulan
500057423
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Works

43 works online

Exhibitions

Publications

  • MoMA Highlights: 375 Works from The Museum of Modern Art Flexibound, 408 pages
  • MoMA Now: Highlights from The Museum of Modern Art—Ninetieth Anniversary Edition Hardcover, 424 pages
  • Among Others: Blackness at MoMA Hardcover, 488 pages
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