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Ofili17_lg From Hip-Hop Princes to Philosopher Kings   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Chris Ofili at Tate Britain January 27th, 2010 - May 16th, 2010
Posted 3/28/10

      Can you imagine hip-hop without gold chains and guns, or religion without a cross, a star, or a crescent moon? It’s hard, but it is possible. After visiting Chris Ofili’s retrospective at the Tate Britain, it is a lot easier. The general arc of Ofili’s brilliant career is well charted, and it comes with a surprise ending: the expulsion of the symbols that brought him fame. The retrospective reaches back to the early nineties when Ofili exploded on to the contemporary British art scene with wo... [more]

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Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Robert Sargent Austin, Sir Cecil Beaton, Tony Bevan, Edmund Blampied, Gerald Leslie Brockhurst, Edward Burra, Patrick Caulfield, Prunella Clough, Charles Conder, John Copley, John Craxton, Lucian Freud, Harold Gilman, Charles Ginner, Colin Hayes, David Hockney, Leonard Huskinson, Augustus John, Gwen John, R B Kitaj, Leon Kossoff, Percy Wyndham Lewis, Jock McFadyen, Paul Nash, Sir William Nicholson, Chris Ofili, Sir William Orpen, Chris Orr, Raymond Ray-Jones, Albert Richards, Walter Richard Sickert, Sir Stanley Spencer, Graham Sutherland, Gerald Wilde, Victor Willing, Madame Yevonde at Whitechapel Gallery January 9th, 2010 - March 14th, 2010
Posted 1/24/10

  The guest curator, Paula Rego, has chosen the title Thresholds for this selection of prints, drawings and photographs that date from the beginning of the 20th century. Rego claims that the link between the 50 works on display is one of anticipation, containing an element of suspense. The people illustrated are “on the brink of something.” This is the fourth Whitechapel exhibition in a series sponsored by the British Council, which has an extensive collection of British art. For 75 years th... [more]

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Chris Ofili at David Zwirner- 533 W. 19th September 20th, 2007 - November 3rd, 2007
Posted 9/24/07

Ofili never disappoints.  An explosion of life, death, salvation and seduction awaits the eye.  [more]

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