Lot 15: MONIR FARMANFARMAIAN | Variations on Hexagon and Octagon Mirror

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October 20, 2016, 2:30 PM BST
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Description: reverse-glass painting and mirror on wood
Dimensions: 110 by 110cm.; 43 1/4 by 43 1/4 in.
Medium: reverse-glass painting and mirror on wood
Condition Report: Condition: This work is in very good condition. Some minute scattered plaster loss to the right part of the work, inherent to the artist's choice of medium. Upon closer inspection, some irregular minor chips to the glass, again in line with the artist's choice of medium and production process. Colour: The colours in the catalogue illustration fail to convey the reflective, mirrored nature of the work.
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Exhibited: Tehran, Niavaran Art Centre, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, 2006
Geneva, ING Bank, Reflets D' Orient, 2007
London, Leighton House, Monir Farmanfarmaian; Geometry of Hope, 2008
Vienna, Kunsthaller Wien, Vienna Biennale, Future Light, 2015

Literature: Rose Issa, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Mosaic of Mirrors, Paris, 2008, p. 45, illustrated in colour
Provenance: Collection of the Artist, Tehran
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner in 2005
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20th Century Art: Middle East

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