Arts & Culture / New York

Denounced in 1999, Celebrated Today: Chris Ofili in Spectacular New Museum Show “Night & Day” in NYC

Chris Ofili’s “Lime Bar” (2014) and “Cocktail Serenade” (2014), the New Museum

What are we to make of the artist Chris Ofili? Acclaimed by critics worldwide, awarded Britain’s Turner Prize in 1998 (its first black winner), denounced by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani in 1999 for his Holy Virgin Mary ornamented with elephant dung, chosen as Britain’s …