NASREEN MOHAMEDI (1937-1990)
NASREEN MOHAMEDI (1937-1990)

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NASREEN MOHAMEDI (1937-1990)
Untitled
gelatin silver print on paper
9¾ x 12 in. (24.8 x 30.5 cm.)
Executed circa 1970s; printed 1990s; number one from an edition of ten
Provenance
The Fine Art Company, Mumbai
Acquired from the above by Lalitha Lajmi
Christie's Mumbai, 15 December 2015, lot 23
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Literature
Altaf, ed., Nasreen in Retrospect, Mumbai, 1995, p. 41 (illustrated)
G. Kapur, 'Elegy for an Unclaimed Beloved', When was Modernism: Essays on Contemporary Cultural Practice in India, New Delhi, 2000, p. 15 (another edition illustrated)
Crossing Generations: diVERGE, Forty Years of Gallery Chemould, exhibition catalogue, Mumbai, 2003, p. 37 (another edition illustrated)
The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography, exhibition catalogue, Minneapolis, 2004, p. 216 (another edition illustrated)
Nasreen Mohamedi, Lines among Lines, exhibition catalogue, New York, 2005, p. 20 (another edition illustrated)
The 5th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, exhibition catalogue, Brisbane, 2006, p. 153 (another edition illustrated)
India Arte Oggi: L'arte Contemporanea Indiana fra Continuita, exhibition catalogue, Milan, 2007, pp. 15, 100-101 (another edition illustrated)
Nasreen Mohamedi, exhibition catalogue, Milton Keynes, 2009 (another edition illustrated, unpaginated)
G. Mannes-Abbott, 'Nasreen Mohamedi: Notes, Reflections on Indian Modernism', Bidoun, 2009, p. 168 (another edition illustrated)
D. Talwar, ed., the grid unplugged, Nasreen Mohamedi, New Delhi, 2009, p. 11 (another edition illustrated)
R. Spence, 'So much for stereotypes', Financial Times, 8 February 2013 (another edition illustrated)
Nasreen Mohamedi: Waiting is a Part of Intense Living, exhibition catalogue, Madrid, 2015, p. 230 (another edition illustrated)
B. Richmond, 'The Linear Thinking of Nasreen Mohamedi', The MET Magazine online, New York, 21 March 2016 (another edition illustrated)
Exhibited
Mumbai, Jehangir Art Gallery, Nasreen in Retrospect, 1991
New York, Talwar Gallery, Nasreen Mohamedi: Early Photoworks, 18 September - 20 Novermber, 2003 (another edition)
Mumbai, National Gallery of Modern Art, Crossing Generations: diVERGE, Forty Years of Gallery Chemould, 2-14 December, 2003 (another edition)
Minneapolis, Walker Art Center; Los Angeles, Armand Hammer Museum; Vigo, Museo de Arte Contemporanea; Winterthur, Fotomuseum, The Last Picture Show, 2003-2005 (another edition)
New York, Drawing Center, Nasreen Mohamedi, Lines among Lines, 19 March - 21 May, 2005 (another edition)
Brisbane, Queensland Art Gallery, Fifth Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, 2 December 2006 - 27 May 2007 (another edition)
Milton Keynes, MK Gallery, Nasreen Mohamedi: Notes, Reflections on Indian Modernism, 5 September - 15 November, 2009 (another edition)
New Delhi, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Nasreen Mohamedi, A Retrospective, 31 January - 30 November, 2013 (another edition)
New York, Talwar Gallery, Nasreen Mohamedi, Becoming One, 13 September 2013 - 25 January 2014 (another edition)
Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Nasreen Mohamedi, 23 September 2015 - 11 January 2016 (another edition)
New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nasreen Mohamedi, 18 March - 5 June, 2016 (another edition)
New York, Institute of Arab and Islamic Art, Exhibition I, 4 May - 13 August, 2017 (another edition)

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The significance of Mohamedi’s photographs [...] cannot be overestimated [...] Effortlessly combining abstraction and representation, expressivity and precision, mystery and fact, these images are as important as anything she did.
- Roberta Smith, The New York Times, 30 July 2020
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