Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Friday, October 17, 2008 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Third Line Gallery, Dubai

  • Catalogue Essay

    Monir Farmanfarmaian is an artist whose works capture and reflect the visual elements of traditional Iranian architecture. Fascinated by the decorate embellishments of Qajar palaces and stately homes, Monir chooses mirror work as her subject of portrayal. Inspired by the luxury of European palatial architecture, the Qajar dynasty built palace complexes decked with mirrored ceilings and intricate glasswork, mixing traditional Persian artistic elements with the newly adopted European ones. Monir’s work faithfully recalls this distinct aesthetic, resembling the mirror work of “ayenehkari” of the kind found in palaces such as Kakhe Golestan and Saad’abad. Ultimately, Monir Farmanfarmaian takes objects whose context is architectural and turns them into artistic productions in their own right, the result is an oeuvre whose beauty is matched by its technical excellence.


Four Triangles in One

Mirror, old and new reverse glass.
160 x 160 x 160 cm. (63 x 63 x 63 in).

£35,000 - 40,000 

Sold for £34,850

Contemporary Art Day Sale

18 Oct 2008 2pm