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Chris Ofili - 16 Postcards

Postcard relating to an individual, 2010
Published by: Tate Britain
Year published: 2010
Unpaginated.

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Postcard pack of sixteen of Chris Ofili’s paintings, offered for sale as part of the merchandise relating to his exhibition at Tate Britain, 27 January - 16 May 2010.

From the introduction to the pack: “Chris Ofili was born in Manchester in 1968 and is one of the most acclaimed painters of his generation. He won the Turner Prize in 1998 and represented Great Britain at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003.

Since the 1990s Ofili has built an international reputation with intensely coloured and intricately ornamented paintings that bridge popular culture and high art, the sacred and the profane. His exuberant paintings from the first decade of his career are renowned for their inventive use of media, including glitter, resin, map pins and images cut from magazines, as well as balls of elephant dung that both punctuate the canvases and act as supports for their base.

The selection of 16 postcards accompanied a major, mid-career retrospective at Tate Britain.”

The paintings reproduced were:

Popcorn Tits, 1995, Acrylic, oil, polyester resin, paper collage, glitter, map pins and elephant dung on canvas, 182.8 x 121.9 cm

Afro Love and Unity, 2002,  Oil, acrylic, polyester resin, glitter, map pins and elephant dung on linen, 213.3 x 152.4 cm

Afromuses (Couple) 1995 - 2005, Watercolour and pencil on paper diptych each 24.3 x 15.7 cm

No Woman, No Cry, Acrylic, oil, polyester resin, pencil, paper collage, glitter, map pins and elephant dung on linen, 243.8 x 182.8 cm

Untitled (Afronude) 2007, Watercolour and pencil on paper, 63.2 x 43.5 cms

Afrodizzia, (Second Version) 1996 Acrylic, oil, polyester resin, paper collage, glitter, map pins and elephant dung on linen, 243.8 x 182.8 cm

The Raising of Lazarus 2007, Oil and charcoal on linen, 278.7 x 200.4 cm

Blossom 1997, Oil, polyester resin, glitter, map pins and elephant dung on linen, 243.8 x 182.8 cm [a detail of this painting appeared on the cover, and on the inside of the postcard pack]

Habio Green Locks 2009, Oil on linen, 310.5 x 200.6 cm

Spaceshit 1995, Acrylic, oil, polyester resin, map pins and elephant dung on linen, 182.8 x 121.9 cm

Last Light, First Flight 2008 - 2009 Oil, charcoal, aluminium foil and paper collage on linen, 310.5 x 200.6 cm

The Adoration of Captain Shit and the Legend of the Black Stars 1998, Oil, acrylic, polyester resin, paper collage, glitter, map pins and elephant dung on linen, 243.8 x 182.8 cm

Pimpin’ ain’t easy 1997, Oil, polyester resin, paper collage, glitter, map pins and elephant dung on linen, 243.8 x 182.8 cm

Third Eye Vision 1999, Oil, acrylic, polyester resin, paper collage, glitter, map pins and elephant dung on linen, 243.8 x 182.8 cm

The Holy Virgin Mary 1996, Acrylic, oil, polyester resin, paper collage, glitter, map pins and elephant dung on linen, 243.8 x 182.8 cm

Afro Daze 1996, Pencil on paper 56 x 76 cm

All the paintings were from a variety of collections and were reproduced Courtesy of Victoria Miro Gallery, London; Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis; Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin; David Zwirner, New York; and the artist.

 

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»  Chris Ofili

Born, 1968 in Manchester, UK

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»  Tate Britain

London, United Kingdom