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Chris Ofili
B. 1968
CHERCHEZ LA FEMME CALYPSO AND ODYSSEUS
signed, titled and dated 2004 on the reverse
gouache, ink and oil carbon on silver paper
198.8 by 130.2 cm. 78 1/4 by 51 1/4 in.
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Provenance

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
Acquired from the above by David Teiger in 2005

Exhibited

Dublin, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Huts, October - December 2004, n.p., no. 5, illustrated in colour (in installation)

Literature

Exh. Cat., Hanover, Kestnergesellschaft, Chris Ofili, The Blue Rider, June - August 2006, p. 39, illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

“The paintings were funny and touching; what made them more than that – and more true, both to the genre of the love story and to life – was all the things swirling around under the surface and on the surface and above the surface” – Adrian Searle in: Exh. Cat., Venice, 50th Venice Biennale, British Pavilion, Chris Ofili within reach, Vol. I, 2003, n.p.

“I haven’t really thought about who it is they represent. I think because it’s a man and a woman, it allows you to project yourself into the situation.” – Chris Ofili in: Exh. Cat., Venice, 50th Venice Biennale, British Pavilion, Chris Ofili within reach, Vol. I, 2003, n.p.

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