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Chris Ofili 1998 catalogue

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1998
Published by: Southampton City Art Gallery/Serpentine Gallery, London
Year published: 1998
ISBN: 0 901723 19 3

image of Chris Ofili 1998 catalogue

Softcover publication/monochrome text with full colour illustrations/produced by the gallery to accompany an exhibition

”This, the first solo exhibition of the work of Chris Ofili in a public gallery, brings together painting and sculpture created over the past six years showcasing his eclectic approach to his art since he graduated from the Royal College of Art, London, in 1993” Ofili’s paintings rest their bottom edges on elephant turds like cool dudes slouching against a wall watching urban street life go by. Their spirited tone is tongue-in-cheek and full of wit, irony and humour. Assertive images derived from the incongruous worlds of art history, cartoons, pornography, sports and music are radiant with colour, glitter, pattern and collage.”

From the Director’s Foreword, written by Stephen Snoddy (Southampton City Art Gallery) and Julia Peyton-Jones (Serpentine Gallery, Lodon). Two major texts, The Stereotype by Godfrey Worsdale and Confounding the Stereotype by Lisa G. Corrin. Fully illustrated with colour and monochrome plates and illustrations.

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