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Chris Ofili

Numerous changes occurred as Ofili worked on Habio Green. The most radical is a 180-degree shift in the print’s orientation. In the first two working proofs, the androgynous figure’s feet point upward, as if the person were diving into a pool of water. But in working proof 8, the figure, now fleshed out as a woman, is upright, hands raised high as water cascades downward (see slideshow, above). Habio Waterfall is in Trinidad, where Ofili lives.

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Chris Ofili working at Crown Point Press, 2009, photograph by Kathan Brown, Courtesy Crown Point Press

Banner Image: Detail, Wayne Thiebaud, River Edge (working proof 26), 1997, color drypoint and spitbite aquatint, Crown Point Press, Art © Wayne Thiebaud / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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