by Vas Vega in New Art on Tuesday 19 July 2011

Chris Ofili has been famous for a long-time — making art out of Elephant dung. I didn’t know that, but was taken on a date to the Tate in London to see his exhibit.

We got there at closing time, and they said we couldn’t come in. My date then introduced me to the Manager as Canada’s hippest artist sculpting out of Moose dung. For the next hour, we appreciated paintings of breasts and testicles finished with mounds of Elephant dung.
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