Shirin Neshat

Shirin Neshat
Untitled (from "Women of Allah" series)
RC print, 8" x 10"

Signed and dated on verso
Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York
Estimated value $15000
Starting bid: $6000

Shirin Neshat was born in Qazvin, Iran, and moved to the United States in 1974. She currently lives and works in New York. She has had solo exhibitions at the Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Dallas Museum of Art; Wexner Center, Columbus; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Serpentine Gallery, London; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Leon, Spain; and the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. She has been included in Documenta XI, the 1999 Venice Biennale, and the 2000 Whitney Biennial. She was awarded the First International Award at 48th Venice Biennale, the Hiroshima Freedom Prize, and the Lillian Gish Prize.

Neshat’s work engages the viewer through powerful images, sweeping scores, and evocations of human passions and desires, while examining the social tropes that both stratify and unite. Neshat pitches these dialectics of East/West, man/woman, and oppressor /oppressed, to such a degree that these seemingly immutable polarities become malleable locations for query.

About "The Women of Allah Series":

From Shirin Nashet's first body of work, produced between 1993-1997, a series of photographs titled "Women of Allah." which were conceptual narratives on the subject of female warriors during the Iranian Islamic revolution (1979). These stark black and white photographs became iconic portraits of Muslim women willfully armed. Yet, every image--each woman's submissive gaze suggested a far more complex and paradoxical reality behind the surface.  



Alwan Auction 2016

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