It may not be a Chris Ofili, but it's yours for £200: Cow dung painting titled 'Bullshit' goes on sale
Nick Clark is the arts correspondent of The Independent. He joined the newspaper in June 2007, initially reporting on the stock markets. He has covered beats including the City, and technology, media and telecoms and made the switch to arts in December 2011. He has also contributed articles to the sports section.
Monday 04 March 2013
Chris Ofili won the Turner Prize in 1998 for a portrait made (partly) with cow dung. But art collectors on a smaller budget than the Tate - which bought Ofili’s No Woman No Cry - can soon pick up a painting made with cow dung.
Devon-based Kate Marshall recently spent a residency in India learning traditional craft techniques, including using that of using cow dung in art.
The portrait, dubbed Bullshit or Soon There Will Be a Happy Ever After will go on display at the Coombe Gallery at this month’s Affordable Art Fair in Battersea for £200 unframed.
Marshall studied at Falmouth and Goldsmiths, and in her artist statement said she takes her inspiration from a range of subjects from myth, literature and porn to fairy-tales and historical characters.
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