• South Asian Modern + Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 2299

    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 35

    ZARINA (B. 1937)

    Journey to the Edge of Land

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    ZARINA (B. 1937)
    Journey to the Edge of Land
    each signed and dated 'Zarina '94' (lower right); each editioned '6/20' (lower left); first five numbered in Roman numerals I-V (lower centre)
    etching on Arches cover white paper and chine colle with handmade Nepalese paper
    6 x 5 in. (15.2 x 12.7 cm.) each
    Executed in 1994
    Set of six etchings (6)


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    "In these etchings with chine colle, aquatint, spit bite, lithograph crayon and marks made with an electric tool play texture against the grid that attempts to control their seeming randomness. It consists of six prints, the first five repeating the grid and the name of the portfolio while the sixth simply titled 'Edge of Land' breaks with that structure to create a form that resembles a section of the globe. This unites the particular experience of being the edge with the latitudes and longitudes of the macro world."
    (Joyce Brodsky, 'The Imprint of a Transnational Life,' exh. cat., Weaving Memory 1990 - 2006, Bodhi Art, 2007.)

    Provenance

    Pacific States Nation Biennial Print Exhibition, Hawaii, 1994


    Literature

    Weaving Memory, exhibition catalogue, Mumbai, 2007 (illustrated, unpaginated)


    Exhibited

    Mumbai, Bodhi Art, Weaving Memory, January 2007