The Corner

Retribution

Dear Charlotte Allen at The

Inkwell chortles over

the fact that one of the paintings that burned up in that huge art warehouse

fire in London recently was Chris Ofili’s “The Holy Virgin Mary.” You might

remember that that painting depicted the Virgin Mary covered with cow dung.

It hung in the Brooklyn Museum of Art several years ago, and caused quite a

stir. One’s heart bleeds at this tragic loss.

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