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    Sale 11512

    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    26 May 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 3

    ZARINA (B. 1937)

    Through The Window Lightly

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    ZARINA (B. 1937)
    Through The Window Lightly
    signed, dated, titled and numbered 'H/C Through The Window Lightly Zarina 2008' (lower edge)
    collage with handmade Nepalese paper and gold leaf on Arches Buff paper
    8 5/8 x 8 5/8 in. (21.9 x 21.9 cm.) image; 13¼ x 13¼ in. (33.7 x 33.7 cm. ) sheet
    Executed in 2008


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    In 2008, Zarina began to explore the idea of Noor, or divine light, using gold leaf in her meditative works on paper and sculptural pieces. Executed as a group of twenty five collages, 'Through the Window Lightly' is a rhythmic and reverent work, almost like a luminous chatai (mat) or chequer-board with its alternating squares of gold.

    Provenance

    Gifted by the artist to the present owner


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, LONDON


    Exhibited

    New York, Luhring Augustine, The Ten Thousand Things, 19 June - 30 July 2009