(Photo: Courtesy of Chris Ofili/Afroco and David Zwirner, New York)

Way before there was Banksy and Bloomberg, there was Ofili and Giuliani.

Remember the artist who whipped Rudy into a lather with his painting, in the Brooklyn Museum’s infamous “Sensation” exhibit, of a black Virgin Mary surrounded by many a vagina, with a breast made from elephant dung? Well, New Museum does! At a presser this morning, the museum’s director of exhibitions, Massimiliano Gioni, announced that next October, they’ll stage English-Trinidadian provocateur Chris Ofili‘s first major solo museum exhibition in the U.S.
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