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Chris Ofili Presents His Greatest Hits at New Museum

Chris Ofili Presents His Greatest Hits at New Museum

  SPANNING THREE GALLERY FLOORS, Chris Ofili’s exhibition at the New Museum doesn’t hold back, presenting his greatest hits and new works, fabulous canvases that refute any notion that painting is dead. His culturally tuned layered and embellished canvases from the 1990s are on view, along with a quintet of red, black and green nods...
Art Agenda: Chris Ofili Opens at New Museum, Barbara Chase-Riboud, George Clinton, Gary Simmons

Art Agenda: Chris Ofili Opens at New Museum, Barbara Chase-Riboud, George Clinton, Gary Simmons

ART AGENDA LISTS UPCOMING EVENTS, EXHIBITION OPENINGS AND TALKS HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN BLACK ART Prospect 3 New Orleans | Oct. 25, 2014 – Jan. 25, 2015 The first full week of Prospect 3 is underway with a full agenda of talks and events in addition to exhibitions. Exploring the theme “Notes for Now,” the...
Weekend Reading: The Intersecting Worlds of Chris Ofili and David Adjaye

Weekend Reading: The Intersecting Worlds of Chris Ofili and David Adjaye

Chris Ofili portrait by Malick Sidibe in Oct. 6, 2014 issue of The New Yorker IN ADVANCE OF CHRIS OFILI’S first solo museum show in the United States, New Yorker writer Calvin Tompkins traveled to Trinidad where the artist lives and works. “Into the Unknown,” his comprehensive and revealing profile opens in a “dilapidated white...
Artforum: Thomas J. Lax Previews Chris Ofili's Fall Exhibition

Artforum: Thomas J. Lax Previews Chris Ofili’s Fall Exhibition

ONE OF FALL’S MOST ANTICIPATED MUSEUM SHOWS is “Night and Day,” Chris Ofili’s forthcoming exhibition at the New Museum on Oct. 29. His first solo museum show in the United States will be presented on all three gallery floors and survey his entire career. Exploring race and gender issues through cultural and historical references, Ofili’s...
'Afro Margins' by Chris Ofili Featured on New 'Art in America' Cover

‘Afro Margins’ by Chris Ofili Featured on New ‘Art in America’ Cover

THE LATEST ISSUE OF ART IN AMERICA is covered with a series of vertically stacked afros. The image is a detail of “Afro Margins,” a 2007 pencil drawing by Trinidad-based artist Chris Ofili. The work is part of a series Ofili began in 2004 in London and continued when he moved to Trinidad in 2005...