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April 15, 2024
Sensation: Controversy at the Brooklyn Museum, 1999

From our newsletter archives — Originally published April 1, 2021. New York Post, “Dung Ho! Retired teacher defaces infamous painting”, Newspaper, Friday December 17, 1999. Dennis Heiner, a retired school teacher, defaced Chris Ofili’s painting, The Holy Virgin Mary, part of the Sensation exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. Ofili’s painting combined elephant dung…