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

Barbie Bakri

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SALMAN TOOR (B. 1983)
Barbie Bakri
signed and dated 'Salman Toor '11' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
46 x 50 in. (116.8 x 127 cm.)
Painted in 2011.
Provenance
Rohtas 2 Gallery, Lahore
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Literature
S. Mahmud, "Salman Toor: The Painter who celebrates kitsch", The Tribune, 18 December 2011 (illustrated).
Exhibited
Lahore, Rohtas 2 Gallery, I ? Kitsch, October 2011.

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Lot Essay

I look at lots of 17th and 18th century European painters. The floridness and vividness of their styles appeals to me. The overcrowded Baroque compositions of Rubens, the dignity of the subjects in Van Dyck, the lushness of romance and sensuality in Watteau, the decorative brilliance of Veronese. It is a pre-industrial way of looking, a foreign language of picture making. I internalized that way of looking and working, sometimes through mimesis and other times through experiment and invention.
—Salman Toor

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