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Daryoush Gharahzad (Iranian, b. 1976)

Untitled

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Daryoush Gharahzad (Iranian, b. 1976)
Untitled
signed twice in Farsi (centre left and lower right on right panel); dated in Farsi (lower right on right panel)
acrylic on canvas, diptych
left panel 59 x 72½in. (150 x 185cm.); right panel 59 x 39½in. (150 x 100cm.); overall 59 x 112 (150 x 285cm.)
Painted in 2008
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Lot Essay

Dayroush Gharahzad focuses on women in the streets of Tehran. They are required to cover their heads and wear modest clothes in public and instead tend to wear a lot of makeup as a means of expression. In this work he juxtaposes the face of a woman printed with a stencil gazing at the viewer, open to the world, while the real woman's face is turned towards the wall.

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