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Afsoon (Iranian, B. 1971)

The Shah and his Three Queens (from the Fairytale Icons series)

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Afsoon (Iranian, B. 1971)
The Shah and his Three Queens (from the Fairytale Icons series)
signed with artist's initial and numbered '6/8 A' (on the reverse of each panel)
printed photocollage on paper; in four parts
each: 16 1/8 x 22 7/8in. (41 x 58cm.);
overall: 64½ x 22 7/8in. (164 x 58cm.)
Executed in 2009, this work is number six from an edition of eight plus two artist's proofs
Provenance
Leila Heller gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Literature
H. Amirsadeghi (ed.), Different Sames New Perspectives in Contemporary Iranian Art, London 2009 (one panel illustrated in colour, p. 57).
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Lot Essay

Four panels portray the former Shah of Iran and his three consecutive wives: Fawzia, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari and lastly Farah Diba. The figures are placed at the centre of the composition against intricate details of Iranian motifs. This work's historical significance responds to a bygone era revisited in a modern context possibly raising questions of political stability, time and power.
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