Farhad Moshiri and Shirin Aliabadi - Contemporary Day Sale London Sunday, June 28, 2009 | Phillips

Create your first list.

Select an existing list or create a new list to share and manage lots you follow.

  • Provenance

    Private collection, London

  • Exhibited

    Singapore, 2nd Singapore Biennale, Iran Pavilion, 11 September - 16 November 2008 (another example exhibited)

  • Catalogue Essay

    The project Operation Supermarket consists of a series of commodity advertisements and packages mixing "poetry with detergent" as the artists describe. The emphasis is on the commodification of mainstream media traits of the Middle East, but also on a wry parody of the mythical hopes still pinned on the commodity itself as a capitalist agent for a change.
    ...The title "Supermarket" suggests an allusion to global consumerism and products as the vehicles of its manifestation as the new figure of Empire.
    ( S. Mohebbi "Operation Supermarket", Nafas Art Magazine, September 2008)


People Killing People (from the Operation Supermarket Series)

Inkjet print.
75.5 x 100.5 cm. (29 3/4 x 39 1/2 in).
This work is from an edition of 10.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £5,000

Contemporary Day Sale

29 June 2009, 4pm