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SALMAN TOOR (B. 1983)
SALMAN TOOR (B. 1983)
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SALMAN TOOR (B. 1983)

The Toast

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SALMAN TOOR (B. 1983)
The Toast
oil on canvas
27 x 23 in. (68.6 x 58.4 cm.)
Painted in 2015.
Provenance
Aicon Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Exhibited
New York, Aicon Gallery, Salman Toor: Resident Alien, October-December 2015, pp. 30 and 33 (illustrated).

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Along the upper edge of The Toast, Salman Toor gracefully weaves in fragments of a punjabi Sufi song by the 18th-century mystic-poet Baba Bulleh Shah, titled Tere Ishq Nachaya (Your love made me dance), that loosely translates to:

Your love made me dance
Your love made me hostile
I took a sip from a bowl of poison
The sun has finally set

Fragments from the same poem are featured in other paintings from the artist's 2015 series.

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