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Chris Ofili

Article relating to an exhibition, 2002
Published by: The Independent
Year published: 2002

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Title: ‘Dung Artist’ Ofili to fly the flag at Venice Biennale
Author: James Morrison, Arts and Media Correspondent
Source: The Independent on Sunday, 21 July 2002, p.6

Short article announcing that Chris Ofili had been selected to represent Britain at the 50th Venice Biennale. From the article: “Now Turner Prize winning artist whose Holy Virgin Mary scandalised New York polite society, has been selected to represent Britain at one of the world’s most prestigious art shows.”
The article goes into detail about the ‘scandal’ in New York: “Dubbed ‘the elephant man’, Ofili staked his claim to be part of the Brit Art establishment when, in 1999, he outraged New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani by showing his notorious Holy Virgin Mary painting at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.”

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»  Chris Ofili

Born, 1968 in Manchester, UK

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»  The British Pavilion, Venice

Venice, Italy