Tuesday, April 27, 2010

NEW Goldielockstrack for Chris Ofili's exhibit at the Tate!

Got a new one here from good old Sarah Goldielocks called "3rd Eye Vision"! The track is available as a free download by tweeting or updating your Facebook status about the track... sounds like a solid deal, especially given the quality of her recent output!

Apparently Chris Ofili has an exhibition on now at the Tate Britain and Goldielocks, Mala, Cooly G, Tinie Tempah etc, and were asked to write songs to correspond to his paintings. In case somehow you forgot (or were too young) Mr Ofili was the object of some serious controversy...

"One of his paintings, The Holy Virgin Mary, a depiction of the Virgin Mary, was at issue in a lawsuit between the mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art when it was exhibited there in 1999 as a part of the "Sensation" exhibit. The painting depicted a black African Mary surrounded by images from blaxploitation movies and close-ups of female genitalia cut from pornographic magazines, and elephant dung. These were formed into shapes reminiscent of the cherubim and seraphim commonly depicted in images of the Immaculate conception and the Assumption of Mary. Following the scandal surrounding this painting, Bernard Goldberg ranked Ofili #86 in 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America. Red Grooms showed his support of the artist by purchasing one of Ofili's paintings in 1999, even after Giuliani famously exclaimed, “There’s nothing in the First Amendment that supports horrible and disgusting projects!"

Here is the "scandalous" work...

I believe David Bowie at one point had his work exhibited on the once very very very popular subscription site BowieNet (On a random note happy 18th wedding anniversary to Bowie and Iman!)...

And of course there was even more controversy because of Ofili's connection to Charles Saatchi... click on the links above to find out more.

Here's a video of all these goings on over at the Tate!

Saaafe x

Check out more at Goldielocks World! I'll be back soon with the video etc for both the Major Lazer/Bassnectar and Echo & The Bunnymen shows... I just gotta get my finals taken care of and I'll sort you guys out! Keep checking back!

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