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    Sale 7477

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    31 October 2007, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 123

    FARHAD MOSHIRI (IRANIAN, B. 1963)

    One World/Yek Donia

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    FARHAD MOSHIRI (IRANIAN, B. 1963)
    One World/Yek Donia
    signed, titled and dated 'Farhad Moshiri One World 2007', and signed, titled and dated again in Farsi (on the reverse)
    Swarovski diamond-shaped crystals on canvas on board
    54¼ x 87¾in. (138 x 223cm.)
    Executed in 2007


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    Through both over the top ornamentation and tongue in cheek pop culture, Farhad Moshiri complicates viewing mechanisms between Eastern and Western approaches to aesthetics, as well as the power dynamics inherent within those mechanisms.

    One World Yek Donia demonstrates Moshiris ability to go beyond the confines of pure aestheticism with playful irreverence. Containing over 95 000 Swarovski crystal diamonds, Moshiri presents an idealized face of a globalized world and a globalized economy. In his usual subdued irreverence, Moshiri subtly questions the so called benefits of such a world view. Such a question is all the more poignant in the light of Irans position within this trend of a so called global village.

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    Please note this lot may not be subjected to the 5 Importation Duty if purchased by a UAE resident.