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A DOUBLE-SIDED DRAWING

A DOUBLE-SIDED DRAWING

Item Description:

Pencil and ink on paper

10 7/8 x 13 3/4 in. (27.5 x 35 cm.)



PROVENANCE:

Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai.

Originally purchased from the retrospective exhibition of the artist's works held at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, in 1991, to commemorate her first death anniversary.



EXHIBITED:

Nasreen Mohamedi Waiting is a Part of Intense Living, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 18 March - 5 June, 2016.

Nasreen Mohamedi Waiting is a Part of Intense Living, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, 22 September, 2015 - 11 January, 2016.

Nasreen in Retrospect, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 9-15 May, 1991.



LITERATURE:

Nasreen Mohamedi Waiting is a Part of Intense Living, exhibition catalogue, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, and, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2016, p. 321, illustrated.



'Nasreen's drawings, etched with precision instruments, are strictly ruled; they sometimes form a black mass with diamond shapes cut into them; they are shot through with radiating lines. Tense like arrows, echoes, shafts of light; penetrative, flying into the constellation, revolving like a satellite or a Martian disc. This complex graphic conjunction, a steeply positioned and delicately webbed wing is strung to yield a set of notes that splinter into echoes and traverse the elements in a series of repetitive sounds displaced in time. Yet the work remains optical - seeing as if through the telescope into stellar space and having it reflected back into the small orb of the eye. Thus the perceptual field persists. The drawing floats and settles like a macrocosmic grid on the paper, it appears as a mini-matrix in the lucid eyes.' (Geeta Kapur, 'Elegy for an Unclaimed Beloved: Nasreen Mohamedi (1937 - 1990)', Nasreen in Retrospect, Mumbai, 1995, p. 17)

About The Artist:

NASREEN MOHAMEDI (1937-1990)

AUCTION
₹ 500,000.00 ( Low est. )

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