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    Sale 7584

    Photographs

    15 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 100

    LALLA ESSAYDI (b.1956)

    Converging Territories, #6, 2003

    Price Realised  

    LALLA ESSAYDI (b.1956)
    Converging Territories, #6, 2003
    chromogenic print
    signed in ink on label with typed credit, title, date and number '2/15' on reverse of aluminium flush-mount
    36 x 29in. (91.5 x 73.7cm.)


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    Essaydi explores the complexities of Arab female identity, covering her subjects, their clothing and surroundings with auto-biographical, yet incomplete text. Essaydi states: 'I am going beyond simple critique to a more active, even subversive, engagement with cultural patterns to convey my own experience as an Arab woman caught somewhere between past and present, as well as between "East" and "West."'

    Morrocan-born Essaydi received her MFA from Tufts University, Boston. She now lives and works in New York City.

    Special Notice

    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    With Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York;
    acquired by present owner.


    Literature

    For other images in the series for this and the following lots, see: Essaydi, Converging Territories, powerHouse Books, 2005.