London, South Kensington
20 October 2004
Property from the Collection of the Israel Phoenix Assurance Company
Shirazeh Houshiary (b. 1955)
The dividing blade is love
signed, inscribed and dated 'The dividing blade/is love. 1994/Shirazeh Houshiary/Do not touch the keys/At the time when you look in front, how at the same time can you look behind/you? Recognise this/Rumi' (on three labels affixed to the stretcher)
graphite and acrylic on canvas, unframed
43¼ x 43¼in. (110 x 110cm.)
Executed in 1994
Lisson Gallery, London.
BFAMI (British Friends of Art Museums of Israel) charity auction, Christie's London, lot 34, 21 September 1995.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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