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RzaRectum
09-12-2008, 11:17 PM
Chris Ofili - British born, Raised by catholic parents born in Nigeria


The work's background gleams with glitter and dabs of yellow resin, a shimmering osaic evokin medieval icons that contrast the soft, petal-like texture o the Virin's blue-gray robes.
What apears to be black-and-white beadwork turns out to be push-pins.

Small cutouts decorate the space--BARE BOTTOMS FROM PORN MAGAZINES meant to evoke 'putti', the baby angels popular in Renaissance art.

The most controversial of all is the incorporation of elephant dung, acquired from the London Zoo, into the work. Two balls of resin-coverred dung, with pins stuck in them spelling out the words "Virgin" and "Mary," support the painting (bottom left and right of first image), and another ball of dung defines one of the Virgin's breasts.
http://www.moonbattery.com/archives/tasteless_ofili_outrage.jpg

Cardinal John O'Connor called the show an attack on religion itself. The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights said people should picket the museum. NY York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani threatened to cut off the museum's city subsidy and remove its board if the exhibition was not cancelled, calling Ofili's work "sick stuff." Taken to court, the Mayor was forced to back down.


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Wu-Tang art at its finest :chef:

Dokuro
09-12-2008, 11:23 PM
haahhahaaahhahahahahahaahahha i hate chatholics

EAGLE EYE
09-12-2008, 11:36 PM
shits ill, i would hang this in my bath room

KERZO
09-14-2008, 06:05 AM
Chris Ofili - British born, Raised by catholic parents born in Nigeria


The work's background gleams with glitter and dabs of yellow resin, a shimmering osaic evokin medieval icons that contrast the soft, petal-like texture o the Virin's blue-gray robes.
What apears to be black-and-white beadwork turns out to be push-pins.

Small cutouts decorate the space--BARE BOTTOMS FROM PORN MAGAZINES meant to evoke 'putti', the baby angels popular in Renaissance art.

The most controversial of all is the incorporation of elephant dung, acquired from the London Zoo, into the work. Two balls of resin-coverred dung, with pins stuck in them spelling out the words "Virgin" and "Mary," support the painting (bottom left and right of first image), and another ball of dung defines one of the Virgin's breasts.
http://www.moonbattery.com/archives/tasteless_ofili_outrage.jpg

Cardinal John O'Connor called the show an attack on religion itself. The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights said people should picket the museum. NY York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani threatened to cut off the museum's city subsidy and remove its board if the exhibition was not cancelled, calling Ofili's work "sick stuff." Taken to court, the Mayor was forced to back down.


http://thefishery.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/12/06/fine04.jpg



Wu-Tang art at its finest :chef:

loks like it was made by skampoe,lol

RzaRectum
09-15-2008, 04:11 AM
shits ill, i would hang this in my bath room
Would you hang it up where you could stare at the 'angels' while sitting on the can or just keep it for artistic decoration?
loks like it was made by skampoe,lol
LOL