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Ali Banisadr (B. 1976)
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Ali Banisadr (B. 1976)

It Was Written

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Ali Banisadr (B. 1976)
It Was Written
signed and dated 'Ali Banisadr 12' (on the overlap)
oil on linen
16 x 16in. (40.6 x 40.6cm.)
Painted in 2012
Provenance
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York,
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Exhibited
New York, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Lucie Fontaine: Estate, 2012.
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Lot Essay

‘I don’t make things that have names. I don’t make identifiable things – like here’s a tree or a rock or a car, I just don’t make things that way. The painting doesn’t communicate to me that way, because its paint. As paint, it’s telling me different things and those things are unnamed things. When you have a dream, there’s visual stuff going on in your subconscious you can’t really get a hold of – you can’t weigh it down and say what it is; you can’t’ (A. Banisadr, quoted in J. Beer, ‘Conversation with the Unnamed: Ali Banisadr’, Art-Rated, January 2012).

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