Shirin Neshat (Iranian, b. 1957)
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Shirin Neshat (Iranian, b. 1957)

Untitled (from the Women of Allah series)

Details
Shirin Neshat (Iranian, b. 1957)
Untitled (from the Women of Allah series)
signed, titled, dated and numbered 'untitled 1996 5/10 Shirin Neshat' (on the reverse)
gelatin silver print with ink
13¼ x 8¾in. (33.6 x 22.2cm.)
Executed in 1996, this work is number five from an edition of ten
Provenance
Fabien Fryns Fine Arts, Malaga.
Private collection.
Anon. sale, Christie's London, 25 June 2004, lot 232.
Acquired at the above by the present owner.
Literature
A. C. Danto, Shirin Neshat, New York 2009 (a larger edition illustrated, pp. 23 and detail illustrated, pp. 42-43).

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Lot Essay

'This series forms part of the first body of work that I made between 1993 and 1997, following my first trip to Iran since the 1979 Iranian Revolution. With this series, I began an uncompromising journey of experimentation and discovery, using art as the means to resolve personal dilemmas. What Women of Allah and my later series have in common is not only a sense of style, but also a melancholic beauty, which I trace back to my early experiences of the Koranic chant and religious iconography. In them, faith overcomes anxiety while martyrdom and self-sacrifice give the soul strength'
(Shirin Neshat quoted in A.C. Danto, Shirin Neshat, New York 2009, p. 19.)
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