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One of several features involving Chris Ofili, that appeared in Dazed & Confused magazine. The issue was No. 58, September 1999, pp. 80 - 86. The feature was in fact a dialogue between Ofili and Mary J Blige, the American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. The text was lavishly illustrated with a number of portraits of Blige, taken by Nick Haymes.

The feature was introduced as follows: She helped turn a marginalised macho genre into a worldwide phenomenon and she still turns heads. He turns the ephemera of black culture into a bigger picture. Meet the icon and the iconographer and say “hello”, Mary J Blige and Chris Ofili.

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Article relating to an individual, 1999