• International Modern & Contemp auction at Christies

    Sale 7804

    International Modern & Contemporary Art

    27 October 2009, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 56

    Shezad Dawood (British/Pakistani, b. 1974)

    By The Heaven of the Returning Rain

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    Shezad Dawood (British/Pakistani, b. 1974)
    By The Heaven of the Returning Rain
    neon strip lighting
    19 5/8 x 39¼in. (50 x 100cm.)
    Executed in 2008; number two from an edition of three plus one artist's proof


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    In the present work, Shezad Dawood explores broader issues of religion, culture and ethnicity. By The Heaven of the Returning Rain unites seemingly disparate elements: marrying tradition and religion with an overtly secular, neon sign. Deconstructing contemporary consumerism, the artist engages in a critical yet playful investigation of cultural identity.

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    Literature

    Shezad Dawood: Viaggio al termine della notte, exhibition catalogue, Galleria Riccardo Crespi, 2008, p. 81 (another from the edition illustrated).


    Exhibited

    London, Initial Access: Frank Cohen Collection, Lightness of Being, September - December 2008.
    Milan, Galleria Riccardo Crespi, Shezad Dawood: Viaggio al termine della notte, September - October 2008 (another from the edition exhibited).