A new Ofili tapestry at the National Gallery

July 28 2017

Video: National Gallery

A new tapestry commissioned from Turner prize winner Chris Ofili has gone on display at the National Gallery in London. It took three years to make! I love tapestries, and am glad to see new works like this being commissioned.

In fact, the tapestry went on display in April, but I missed the story. Here's Will Gompertz of the BBC on the finished piece, which looks great. The BBC photo is complete with ubiquitous girl-walking-in-front-of-artwork effect. Curiously enough, the National Gallery has only this week put up a video promoting the exhibition, which shows how the tapestry was made. The exhibition ends 28th August.

[Museums of the world; please make it easier for people like to spread the word about your exhibitions by making sure videos, images and press releases are put up in good time, and easily accessible.]

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