Chris Ofili was invited by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago to design an immersive interior, including a large-scale mural, for the newly renovated restaurant Marisol. The restaurant is now open as part of a $16 million renovation of the museum's public spaces.
As The New York Times reported, "The highlight is a new restaurant . . . [The museum] has selected the Turner Prize-winning artist Chris Ofili, who now lives in Trinidad, to create a major site-specific mural for the restaurant, which will be his first permanent museum commission in the United States. 'Really, the entire restaurant is his commission,' Ms. Grynsztejn [Madeleine Grynsztejn, Director of MCA Chicago] added.
Image: Chris Ofili, The Sorceress' Mirror, 2017 (detail). Photo: Kendall McCaugherty, © MCA Chicago.