Installation view of the exhibition Chris Ofili: Afro Margin, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2009.

Chris Ofili

Afro Margin

David Zwirner is pleased to present Afro Margin, an exhibition of eight pencil drawings by Chris Ofili. This is the artist's second exhibition at the gallery. His 2007 debut, Devil's Pie, was an expansive exhibition uniting his work in painting, sculpture, printmaking, and graphite drawing.

To accompany the exhibition, Radius Books/David Zwirner will publish Chris Ofili: Afro Margin, a limited edition catalogue of 500, signed and numbered by the artist. The catalogue includes a poem by Inua Ellams, a poet, writer, teacher, and performer based in London and an essay by Cameron Shaw, a New Yorkbased writer.

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Dates
September 10October 24, 2009
Artist
A drawing by Chris Ofili, titled Afro Margin Eight, dated 2007.

Chris Ofili

Afro Margin Eight, 2007
Pencil on paper
40 1/8 x 26 1/2 inches (102 x 67.2 cm)

“This series of drawings not only reveals his exquisite draftsmanship but also offers a more intimate view of Ofili’s outlook.”—Art Observed calls Afro Margin a GO SEE exhibition

Published on the occasion of the exhibition by Chris Ofili at the gallery in New York, this limited edition publication documents eight pencil drawings made between 2004-2007. The publication, which includes a text by Cameron Shaw and a poem by Inua Ellams, is a limited edition of 500 copies signed and numbered by the artist. Published by David Zwirner | Radius Books

Installation view of the exhibition Chris Ofili: Afro Margin, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2009.
Installation view of the exhibition Chris Ofili: Afro Margin, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2009.
Installation view of the exhibition Chris Ofili: Afro Margin, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2009.
A drawing by Chris Ofili titled Afro Margin One, dated 2004.

Chris Ofili

Afro Margin One, 2004
Pencil on paper
40 x 26 3/5 inches (101.6 x 67.6 cm)
A drawing by Chris Ofili, titled Afro Margin Six, dated 2005.

Chris Ofili

Afro Margin Six, 2005
Pencil on paper
40.16 x 26.46 inches (102 x 67.2 cm)
A drawing by Chris Ofili, titled Afro Margin Seven, dated 2006.

Chris Ofili

Afro Margin Seven, 2006
Pencil on paper
40.16 x 26.46 inches (102 x 67.2 cm)
A drawing by Chris Ofili, titled Afro Margin Two, dated 2004.

Chris Ofili

Afro Margin Two, 2004
Pencil on paper
40 1/4 x 26 5/8 inches (102 x 67.4 cm)
A drawing by Chris Ofili titled Afro Margin One, dated 2004.

Chris Ofili

Afro Margin One, 2004
Pencil on paper
40 x 26 3/5 inches (101.6 x 67.6 cm)
A drawing by Chris Ofili, titled Afro Margin Three, dated 2004.

Chris Ofili

Afro Margin Three, 2004
Pencil on paper
40.16 x 26.46 inches (102 x 67.2 cm)
A drawing by Chris Ofili, titled Afro Margin Five, dated 2005.

Chris Ofili

Afro Margin Five, 2005
Pencil on paper
40.16 x 26.46 inches (102 x 67.2 cm)
A drawing by Chris Ofili, titled Afro Margin Four, dated 2004.

Chris Ofili

Afro Margin Four, 2004
Pencil on paper
40.16 x 26.46 inches (102 x 67.2 cm)
A drawing by Chris Ofili, titled Afro Margin Eight, dated 2007.

Chris Ofili

Afro Margin Eight, 2007
Pencil on paper
40 1/8 x 26 1/2 inches (102 x 67.2 cm)
A drawing by Chris Ofili, titled Afro Margin Six, dated 2005.

Chris Ofili

Afro Margin Six, 2005
Pencil on paper
40.16 x 26.46 inches (102 x 67.2 cm)

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