Chris Ofili

ISBN: 9780847832156
Artist(s): Chris Ofili
Author(s): Chris Ofili
Format: Hardback
Edition: First
Year published: 2009
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publisher Location: New York
Total Pages: 272
Illustrations: 200 colour illustrations


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Contributions by David Adjaye, Thelma Golden, Okwui Enwezor, Peter Doig and Kara Walker to coincide with Tate Britain’s new Chris Ofili exhibition on 27 January 2010.

Chris Ofili’s intricately constructed works, combining beadlike dots of paint, collaged images from popular media, and elephant dung create a unique iconography that marries African artistic and ritual practices with Western art historical traditions and contemporary hip-hop culture. This beautifully designed book, made in close collaboration with the artist, is the first to examine Ofili’s artistic development and surveys his work in watercolour, graphite drawing, and sculpture. Literary and historical parallels from a formidable list of contributors explore the ways through which the artist has grasped his times with a palpable sense of history.


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