25 Most Shocking & Outrageous Artworks of All Time

24.   Virgin Mary – Chris Ofili

Chris Ofili

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Chris Ofili’s Virgin Mary was made using oil paint, glitter, polyester resin, elephant dung, map pins and pornographic images. It caused outrage when it was exhibited in the Sensation exhibition in New York in 2000. Then New York Mayor Rudi Guilini called the painting “sick” and brought a court case against the Brooklyn Museum, and attempted to withdraw the gallery’s $7M grant.