Chris Ofili Among Order of the British Empire Honorees for 2017
After the recent opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, its architect, David Adjaye, will receive a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom as part of this year’s Order of the British Empire honorees, according to Javier Pes in the Art Newspaper. Don McCullin, the photographer who has documented conflicts in Cyprus, Vietnam, and Africa in the 1960s and 1970s and recently returned from Syria, will also receive a knighthood from the queen. Artist Chris Ofili is due to receive a CBE along with Jenny Waldman, the director of 14-18 Now, a cultural program fostering UK-wide artistic commemoration of the World War I.
Image: Chris Ofili, The Adoration of Captain Shit and the Legend of the Black Stars (2nd Version), 1998. Acrylic, oil, polyester resin, paper collage, glitter, map pins and elephant dung on canvas, with two elephant dung supports. 243.8 x 182.8 cm, 96 x 72 in.