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Chris Ofili
B. 1968
UNTITLED
each: signed and dated 2004 on the reverse
watercolour and pencil on paper, in two parts
each: 48 by 31.5 cm. 18 7/8 by 12 3/8 in.
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Provenance

Victoria Miro, London
Private Collection, United States
Sotheby's, London, 16 February 2012, Lot 159
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

"It’s what people want from black artists. We’re the voodoo king, the voodoo queen, the witch doctor, the drug dealer, the magicien de la terre. The exotic, the decorative. I’m giving them all of that, but it’s packaged slightly differently". (Chris Ofili cited in: Exh. Cat., Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, Brilliant! New Art from London, 1996, p. 67).

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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