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Exhibitions: Chris Ofili

Preview relating to an exhibition, 1998
Published by: The Guardian
Year published: 1998

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Original clipping from newspaper/monochrome type with colour reproduction/preview for exhibition

Title: Exhibitions: Chris Ofili
Author: Simon Grant
Source: Guardian Guide, 26 September - 2 October, 1998
Features an uncredited colour reproduction of one of Chris Ofili’s paintings

Brief preview of what to expect at the solo exhibition of Chris Ofili at the Serpentine Gallery 1998. From the preview: “His ongoing series, called Captain Shit, has modelled itself on Luke Cage, one of the first black action comic heroes. It is wildly hilarious and thankfully blows all that angsty, didactic identity stuff right out of the water. It also tells you that Ofili’s own influences have as much to do with the history of painting as they do with more contemporary references such rap. Don’t miss this.”


Related people

»  Chris Ofili

Born, 1968 in Manchester, UK

Related exhibitions

Related venues

»  Serpentine Gallery

London, United Kingdom

»  Southampton City Art Gallery

Southampton, United Kingdom

»  Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom