If you're in New York City this weekend looking for something to do, I highly recommend that you check out the Chris Ofili exhibition at the New Museum before it closes on February 1st.
Ofili made a name for himself with his controversial work in the Sensation exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum in 1999. His work is imbued with cultural references, from his heritage to Hip Hop music to the Bible, and his work spans across media including painting, drawing, and sculpture. In some ways reminiscent of cave painting, the works also have a decorative aspect and an arts and crafts feel brought on through the use of materials such as glitter, studs, and even elephant dung. The exhibition fills the entire museum and is a surprising journey through Ofili's career; proof that he has covered a lot of ground in his twenty years as an artist.
Dress: Givenchy (SIMILAR HERE)
Shoes: Hussein Chalayan (exact shoes in patent leather HERE)
Photos of me by Kathy Paciello; other photos by me.