Brilliant Art, Scandalous Conflict of Interest ; for the Tate to Have Acquired a Work of Art by One of Its Trustees Is Blatantly Improper
Hensher, Philip, The Independent (London, England)
Mr Chris Ofili is a very good artist indeed, and everyone should certainly go to Tate Britain to see his installation of 13 paintings, 'The Upper Room'. It is a spectacular take on the theme of the Last Supper, incorporating icons of other world religions, and presents a dazzlingly theatrical blaze of colour. There is no question about the quality of the work. But it shouldn't be in the Tate.
Mr Ofili is a trustee of the Tate, and, I am certain, a very effective and important one. Apart from his innate distinction as a painter, his commitment to, and interest in, non-Western cultures can only be useful to the Tate, considering its future direction. One of the main …
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