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    Sale 7665

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    30 April 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 122

    Shirin Aliabadi (Iranian, b. 1973)

    Miss Hybrid # 4

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    Shirin Aliabadi (Iranian, b. 1973)
    Miss Hybrid # 4
    signed and dated (on a label on the reverse)
    inkjet mounted on aluminium
    59 x 47¼in. (150 x 120cm.)
    Executed in 2007, this work is number five from an edition of five plus two artist proofs


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    The Miss Hybrid series is a humourous take on the appeareance of the fashionable girls in Tehran. With their blonde hair, blue contact lenses and tell-tale surgical tape on their noses- clearly showing they have had cosmetic surgery, the girls in these images subvert preconceptions about the chador, demonstrating the freedom Iranian women exercise within their confines.