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

20th Century Art: Middle East

by Sotheby's

October 20, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (1924-) Please Register/Login to access your Invaluable Alerts

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Description: 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.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Provenance: Collection of the Artist, Tehran
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner in 2005

Dimensions: 110 by 110cm.; 43 1/4 by 43 1/4 in.

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

Medium: reverse-glass painting and mirror on wood

Saleroom Notice: Please note that there may be restrictions on the import of property of Iranian origin into some or all member countries of the Gulf Co-Operation Council. Any buyers planning to import property of Iranian origin into any of these countries should satisfy themselves of the relevant import regime. Sotheby's will not assist buyers with the shipment of such items into countries of the Gulf Co-Operation Council.

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