Ghada Amer (b. 1963)
signed twice, titled twice and dated twice 'Ghada Amer 02 "ANJIE" Ghada Amer 02 ANJIE' (on the overlap); titled 'ANJIE' (on the stretcher)
acrylic, cotton thread and gel on canvas
87 ¾ x 87 ¾in. (223 x 223cm.)
Executed in 2002
Gagosian Gallery, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
V. Brooks and J. Stella-Sawicka (eds.), Monsoon Art Collection, 2003 (illustrated in colour, unpaged).
London, Gagosian Gallery, Ghada Amer, 2002, p. 28 (illustrated in colour, p. 29).
Valencia, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Ghada Amer, 2004.
Rome, MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma, Ghada Amer, 2007 (illustrated in colour, pp. 110-111).

Lot Essay

‘Here embroidery turns into an instrument of shifting and transit between objects and images, things and bodies. It is a symbol of metamorphosis that is continuous since it is uncontrollable, in which forms are created and destroyed, dissolving away and being born again, so that not only the figures make love but also the very threads of the embroidery become entwined in sensual, tactile, chromatic and curvilinear relationships.’
– Germano Celant

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